Viruses suppressed during COVID-19 pandemic now prevalent among children

“Every three to four weeks we’re seeing these kids get a new infection, especially those that are in school and in daycare,” said Dr. Stacene Maroushek, a pediatric infectious disease specialist from Hennepin Healthcare. “And of course they infect their parents, parents have to miss work, kids are missing school, the parents are really worried like ‘they’ve been sick all the time,’ so they’re coming into the doctor a little more often as well. And it’s just a bad post-Covid resurgence of virus.”