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Health Officials Watching Hospitals During the Season of Flu, COVID and RSV

The normal winter flu season is in full swing in Alabama, but this year COVID and RSV are joining the mix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the state among seven others with the highest rates for respiratory disease.

Alabama health officials say there has been a 3.2% increase in hospital admissions statewide for the three viral diseases, but there is no shortage of treatment facilities or hospital beds across the state.

But they warn that, with the workplace and schools opened after the holidays, the numbers could climb. Read more.

Cyberattacks Like the One on DCH Are Increasingly Common

Ransomware attacks are the most significant cyber threat to hospitals across the country, according to John Riggi, a 28-year veteran of the FBI and now senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk at the American Hospital Association. “Ransomware has a direct impact to interrupt patient care delivery operations and potentially patient safety,” Riggi says. Read more.