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Matt Hirschfeld

Matt Hirschfeld

Dr. Matt Hirschfeld, M.D./Ph.D., is a pediatric hospitalist at the Alaska Native Medical Center and a board member of the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership.

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A toddler recovers from RSV in a hospital pediatric intensive care unit in Iowa in an undated photo. (Photo by Jill Lehmann Photography/Getty Images)

What Alaskans need to know about RSV

By: and - November 22, 2022

Many viruses are making Alaskans sick this winter, but the virus primarily responsible for filling up our clinics, emergency departments and pediatric hospital beds this season is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Each year in the United States, RSV leads to an average 58,000 hospitalizations with 100 to 500 deaths among children younger than 5 years […]