This is worrisome. La Libertad is one of the regions with the highest number of child deaths. pneumonia So far this year, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed that there has been an increase in cases of the disease in various departments of the country.
According to the data so far in 2023, there have been 104 deaths, which shows that 15.4% of the deaths were recorded in Loreto, 10.6% in Junín and 8.7% in La Libertad.
Meanwhile, evidence has started coming from the first week of April. Steady rise in the incidence of pneumonia, expected for the cold season (April to September). Similarly, hospitalization was required in 30.7% of cases due to pneumonia.
Prior to these data, the National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control issued an Epidemiologic Alert (AE-CDC-12-2023) to increase epidemiological surveillance of acute respiratory infections (ARI), COVID-19 , Prevention and control can be strengthened. 19, influenza, and other respiratory viruses. To date, no hospital saturation has been observed due to these events.
The most vulnerable populations, before the arrival of winter, are able to contract any acute respiratory infection (ARI) such as pneumonia, which includes children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 60, because of the severe level But this kind of disease can cause. his death.
According to Victor Alvarado, manager of comprehensive care for the regional health department, 80% of pneumonias are caused by bacterial infections, which require medical attention and treatment with antibiotics. Heat and cold waves, along with crowded conditions, contribute to the spread of these viruses and bacteria.
The health sector recommends that the population take preventive measures into account and go to a health center in case of respiratory problems.