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China - 3 top hospitals and some communities in Qinghai province seeing flu surge - December 26, 2019

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  • China - 3 top hospitals and some communities in Qinghai province seeing flu surge - December 26, 2019

    Influenza season experts warn children to prevent early

    Source: Xinhuanet 2019-12-26 07:05
      The results of the national influenza surveillance show that from October every year the country gradually enters the flu winter and spring epidemic season. Qinghai has recently entered a period of high flu. Children's resistance is weak, coupled with the slow recovery of disease in plateau areas, experts recommend that special attention should be paid to the prevention and treatment of influenza.

      At 9:00 in the morning, the pediatric internal medicine clinic waiting area of ​​Qinghai Red Cross Hospital was full, and many children were wearing cooling stickers on their foreheads, blowing their noses and coughing.

      "Under normal circumstances, our hospital's pediatric outpatient department receives approximately 180 people a day. Starting this month, the normal outpatient department has about 250 daily patients, and the emergency department has a maximum of nearly 60 people a day." Qinghai Red Cross Hospital Paediatrician Qi said that the flu is seasonal and the population is generally susceptible. Different from the past, not only the flu patients, but also many children suffering from adenoviral pneumonia, will be the peak population this year.

      Influenza is a respiratory infectious disease caused by influenza viruses. It is mainly transmitted through droplets of respiratory secretions. It can also be transmitted through the contaminated items through the mouth, nasal cavity, eyes and other mucous membranes.

      Qi Yali, deputy chief physician of the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Qinghai Provincial People's Hospital, said that unlike the common cold, flu has an acute onset and lasts a long time. Although most of them are self-limiting, some patients develop complications due to complications such as pneumonia or basic diseases. Severe influenza mainly occurs in high-risk groups such as young children, the elderly, obese people, pregnant women and people with chronic underlying diseases.

      Because children's kindergartens and other places are relatively closed and densely populated, they will cross-infection accidentally and be prone to group epidemics. Clinical manifestations include fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat, headache, and some also myalgia, vomiting, and diarrhea.

      The reporter visited several top three hospitals and some communities in Qinghai province and saw that the parent teams of pediatric clinics and hospitalization windows lined up.

      How to prevent flu, experts give the following suggestions:

      "The dry climate in the plateau area is prone to cause bacterial growth. Non-inpatients should keep the room ventilated, wear a mask, take adequate rest, drink plenty of water, and the diet should be easy to digest and nutritious. Do not use antibacterial drugs blindly or inappropriately." Qi Yali said, flu The virus varies from year to year, and flu vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza, reducing the risk of serious complications.

      "As the saying goes," A child with a strong mouth is physically strong. "Children are inherently weak. Parents should pay more attention to nutritional balance in their children's diet. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins need to be ingested. Exercises must also be strengthened to improve physical fitness. At the same time, avoid some misunderstandings, such as antipyretics, antipyretic plugs, and other heat treatments cannot be used at the same time; cover your mouth and nose with your elbows when you cough, try not to use your hands; vinegar smoke can not kill the influenza virus, and may also stimulate the respiratory tract Wait. "Jiang Qi said. (Reporter Zhang Ziqi)