Is it a tripledemic? An update on RSV/FLU/COVID-19 Testing and Patient Care

Time & Date:

12:00pm PST, January 25, 2023

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Dr. Beth Thielen – Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Phyu Thwe – Associate Director, Infectious Disease Testing, Montefiore Medical Center


After the pandemic, many non-COVID respiratory pathogens are demonstrating a resurgence. Influenza and RSV are both examples with increasing positivity and more changes to come. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) arrived early this year with the incidence of RSV still increasing across the US in January 2023.  It is the most common single cause of respiratory hospitalization of infants and is the second largest cause of lower respiratory infection mortality worldwide. This year, RSV rates are exceeding the usual number of cases, exacerbated by the immunity gap of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As a result, healthcare resources are being stretched creating new challenges from this important health crisis.

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