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First it was enterovirus and rhinovirus. Now RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), has become the dominant infection, with flu cases also growing. Star-Ledger asked Summit Health pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Gary Kohn about the increase in viral illnesses among kids, and what’s causing it. “We speculate that by all the COVID quarantine we might have inadvertently suppressed the kids’ exposure to viruses, so their immune response hasn’t been as robust,” Dr. Kohn said. Read the news article here.

Find more expert perspectives from Dr. Kohn on why RSV is on the rise.