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Mishelle Nace

Dr. Mishelle Nace, M.D., is a pediatrician with Foundation Health Partners in Fairbanks and a staff physician with the Alaska Department of Health.

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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 […]