Wave of hospitalizations of children in the US and Europe due to syncytial virus as well as rising cases of influenza. pandemic flu in europe
Feedback, December 5, 2022, There has been a significant increase in cases of infection by respiratory syncytial virus in the United States.
even considered That country has the highest number of hospitalizations in the history of medicine.
And it is that the portals indicate that the Department of Health has reported More than three-quarters of beds in children’s hospitals are full since last November.
Although it has been pointed out Existence of sub-registries.
On the other hand, the request of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Hospitals To declare a national emergency to deal with the wave of hospitalization of children.
also points out that Daniel Rauch, chief of Tufts Pediatric Hospital Medicine Medics in Massachusetts told the BBC that the situation was serious.
He even said that everything can get worse if there are government entities They don’t act fast. “The total volume exceeds my career span of almost three decades.”
At the same time, portals coming from the other side of the sea are indicating that there is increasing concern about the respiratory syncytial virus in Europe, whereas flu is already a pandemic
“With the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health and circulation of other respiratory pathogens, It is difficult to predict what the new winter period will be like.”
why, “How Syncytial Virus Will Continue to Affect”Confirmed by the European Union.
-“We recommend that physicians consider Prophylaxis and early antiviral treatment for influenza, RSV, and COVID-19.
This, according to national guidance, for people who are at risk of severe disease, To prevent serious outcomes and reduce the burden on health care systems.
“Just being prepared, being vigilant and continuing to do what we know What works, we will overcome the challenge of this winter»they say in a statement.
They also highlight that influenza viruses (A and B) are spreading in different parts of the region. Although it circulates among all age groups and especially among children of school age.
However, influenza A virus usually causes severe disease, Mainly in the elderly and people with chronic conditions.
And, it is indicated that at this point in time, it is observed that a The number of hospitalizations due to influenza is on the rise, with the number of hospitalizations increasing since October.
Then it is indicated that it is populated About half of those hospitalized for influenza are age 55 and older.
On the other hand, data on severe acute respiratory infections were reported in 23 countries. (SARI), predominantly type B virus (85%) has been diagnosed in hospitalized patients.
And, children four years of age or less are most affected.
Thus, in the case of VSR It has also been on the rise since October, with some 20 countries and territories experiencing extreme activity.
With regard to rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and Intensive Care Units (ICU) and mortality rates are currently low.
this, compared to the previous 12 months, but this situation may As new variants emerge, they change and the disease continues to put a strain on healthcare resources.
Thus, they also recommend personal protective measures. To keep away all respiratory viruses (seasonal flu, COVID-19 and RSV).
– “We keep urging everyone to protect themselves by taking simple measures, But effective, washing your hands regularly, wearing a well-fitting mask.
This, “Especially when they are in closed, crowded environments with insufficient ventilation.
staying away from others even when sick with a respiratory virus.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause a variety of infections in the lungs and respiratory system.
Furthermore, it may be so common that most boys and girls Those who had already been infected did so when they were two years old.
Symptoms are usually mild and similar to those of the common cold.
However, if severe it can spread to the lower respiratory tract and cause pneumonia. or bronchiolitis, which is an inflammation of the small airways that enter the lungs.
And, in some cases it can cause serious lung infections, Especially in infants, older adults, and people with serious medical problems.
In this sense, it is worth noting that respiratory syncytial virus It spreads from person to person through the air by coughing and sneezing.
as well as direct contact, such as kissing the face of a child with the virus and touching an object or touching a surface with the virus and then your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
In general, people with respiratory syncytial virus infection They are contagious for 3 to 8 days.
but sometimes children and people People with weakened immune systems can continue to spread the virus for up to 4 weeks.
There is currently no vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus. but You may be able to reduce your risk of getting or spreading a respiratory syncytial virus infection if you:
wash your hands frequently with soap and water Avoid touching your face, nose or mouth with unwashed hands for at least 20 seconds.
avoid close contact, such as kissing, shaking hands and Sharing cups and eating utensils if you are sick or other people are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Coughs and sneezes are covered with a tissue. Then throw away the tissue and wash your hands; If you are sick, stay home.
Finally, in the case of the United States, it is detailed that there is a drug to help prevent respiratory syncytial virus in some children.They are at risk of developing a serious condition.
is that they are at higher risk because they were born Premature, have a congenital heart condition or a congenital lung disorder.
and is that the drug is administered monthly by injection during respiratory syncytial virus season.
May help prevent severe respiratory syncytial virus conditions, but it can’t treat or cure children who already have it. It may also not prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection.