During the RSV- epidemic, we limit visits from siblings under school age to our Maternity inpatient wards 1, 2 and 4
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a significant reason for newborn's and small children's infection in the lower respiratory passages. This year, a more widespread epidemic is expected, and it has already begun.
You can avoid getting the infection by good hand hygiene. People who have a runny nose or sore throat should not visit families with small babies.
Kalle Korhonen, responsible doctor of the care of newborns, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Marjo Kauppila, Head Nurse, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology