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Health promotes prevention plan for respiratory diseases

Guatemala City, xx December (AGN).- The cold of the Christmas season can cause various respiratory diseases especially in children and older adults. For this reason, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) promotes a series of actions that are part of the plan to prevent respiratory diseases during the holidays.

For this reason, it presents preventive information through its official pages and its social networks.

This also mspas Declared an Institutional Yellow Alert in all health services nationwide from December 7, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

Likewise, it carries out preventive days in collaboration with the personnel of the national hospital network and health centers and outposts.

it affects him

Influenza is one of the main diseases that the portfolio highlights. It calls upon the population to maintain preventive measures and avoid cases of this disease.

For this reason, the portfolio issues recommendations for populations, with an emphasis on children under age 5 and older adults.

In this sense, the portfolio states that influenza is an acute, highly contagious respiratory disease. Furthermore, it states that annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent it.

In addition, the MSPAS reiterates that influenza is a highly infectious disease and that it primarily affects:

Furthermore, the portfolio highlights that influenza is transmitted through droplets that are spread when a person coughs, sneezes or speaks at a distance of less than one meter from a healthy person.

Also, by touching surfaces and objects contaminated with secretions from an infected person by coughing and then touching your eyes or nose.

Therefore, it reiterates that annual vaccination is the best way to prevent it and calls upon the population to visit the nearest health centres. Symptoms include:

  • sore throat
  • Headache
  • fever, sometimes
  • shaking chills
  • terms of service
  • fatigue, tiredness or weakness
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • vomiting and diarrhea (more often in children)
  • body aches or malaise

About COVID-19

Likewise, within the framework of the start of the Christmas holidays, the health authorities called on the Guatemalan population to continue taking preventive measures against COVID-19.

Also, they remember the importance of washing hands with soap and water. Physical distancing and use of masks as a highly important preventive measure to avoid an increase in COVID-19 infections.

In addition, the Ministry of Health is continuing the vaccination day against COVID-19 for adults and children between 6 and 11 years of age at the national level. Likewise, swabs for a guaranteed reduction of infection.

respiratory diseases

Finally, the portfolio calls on the population to prevent IRAS, a group of diseases affecting the respiratory tract. These affect the pathways through which air passes into the human body and are caused by both viruses and bacteria.

In this case, the main recommendation is to protect yourself from the cold and pay special attention to children under the age of five and older adults.

Similarly, intake of vitamin C and receipt of exercise to strengthen defenses.

Read also:

Swab and vaccination posts will be enabled this 23rd and 24th December

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