Children’s CT hospitals swamped with RSV brace for flu cases

Connecticut’s two children’s hospitals, already grappling with a spate of respiratory syncytial virus cases in young children, are bracing for flu cases to surge as colder weather arrives and patient testing capacity increases.

“We remain at full capacity, and with rare exceptions, we’ve been pretty much at full capacity for the last three months,” said Dr. Juan Salazar, chief medical officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “The emergency room was bursting at the seams, and our intensive care unit was almost always full.”