CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A local pediatric emergency room is managing a spike in young patients that experts believe is due to double infections and normally seasonal illnesses.Medical Director for Pediatrics for Virtua Health System Dr.
Jeff Seiden said the pediatric emergency room is 30%-40% busier than normal in a pre-COVID year."We’re seeing a compression of all the usual seasonal illnesses coming in at once," Dr.
Seiden told FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce. To worsen the uptick in illness, Dr. Seiden said children are also catching back-to-back viruses which can lead to more symptoms and a longer infection."We’re seeing kids who are sick for a couple of weeks, probably due to the sequential viral infections." Dr.