Billings doctors brace for 'tridemic' as pediatric beds fill up nationwide

BILLINGS - Montana doctors are watching for a trifecta of serious illnesses moving west across the country and it could be especially dangerous for...

November 17, 2022
2:06 AM

BILLINGS - Montana doctors are watching for a trifecta of serious illnesses moving west across the country and it could be especially dangerous for children.As cases are set to increase across the nation, health leaders in Billings say it's just a matter of time before the so-called 'tridemic' arrives here.Cases of RSV, the flu, and COVID-19 continue to keep hospitals across the country at capacity. Officials say cases of RSV are twice as high among people of all ages compared to last year, and nationwide 76 percent of pediatric beds are filled with patients.

Andrea Lutz