The surge in viruses among children is overwhelming some hospitals and healthcare providers, Newshub reports – especially as RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, spreads. Counties Manukau and Lakes district health boards are currently under pressure trying to deal with the virus. Auckland DHB director of provider services Dr Mike Shepherd says they want the public’s help and patience while there are increased patient numbers. Big symptoms parents can look for are drowsiness and if their child stops drinking – a “concerning sign” that a GP needs to check.

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