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Respiratory illnesses strike children, too: Trio of RSV, flu, COVID straining hospitals across Clark County

By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Columbian staff reporter
Published: December 8, 2022, 6:00am
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Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. (Photo contributed by Miranda Neumann) Photo Gallery

As Clark County continues to battle the surge of respiratory-related illnesses, some parents are having to bring their little ones to the hospital for help.

Hospitals continue to see an influx of respiratory illnesses. The Vancouver Clinic reported a 15 percent COVID-19 positivity rate, a 46 percent flu positivity rate and a 35 percent RSV positivity rate during the week of Nov.

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