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China - Seasonal flu: High incidence of flu in Jiangsu province - January 6, 2020

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  • China - Seasonal flu: High incidence of flu in Jiangsu province - January 6, 2020

    Jiangsu has a high incidence of influenza, and the number of students who missed classes due to colds has exceeded 30,000

    January 06, 2020 07:44:02 Source: Xinhua Daily

    In recent days, Ms. Zhu's family in Nanjing has fallen ill, especially the 8-month-old baby had a fever of 40 degrees the night before. Ms. Zhu quickly took a taxi to take her baby to Nanjing Children's Hospital. When she saw a crowd of people waiting in line, she immediately took her child to another general hospital. "The registration office showed that there were 520 people in front of me. But the child was young The face was burning red, so we had to bite the bullet and wait. "

    In recent days, the number of emergency outpatient visits to Nanjing Children's Hospital has reached 123,000. The number of pediatric outpatients in Nanjing First Hospital recently exceeded 700, which has more than doubled. The reporter learned from the Nanjing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the number of reported cases of influenza has risen in the past half month, and many people have developed symptoms such as fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Among them, the majority of students and young children.

    According to the data released by the Student Health Monitoring System of the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of absenteeism caused by colds among students in the province has continued to rise and has exceeded 30,000. The monitoring system for student absence due to illness monitors the absence of students in the province in real time every day. At present, it covers more than 6,000 schools in 13 districts and cities, and the total number of monitoring reaches 8.97 million. Schools and classes in some areas have been suspended due to the flu.

    In addition, according to the information previously released by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the activity level of influenza-like cases in the province has increased compared with the previous period, and the positive rate of influenza virus detection has continued to increase. Women who are pregnant, older than 60 years old, infants under 2 years old, patients with specific underlying diseases, etc., are more likely to develop severe cases after being infected with influenza virus.

    Experts believe that the recent flu epidemic has a certain relationship with the weather. Since the beginning of winter, the days below zero and below have not been a few days. It should not be cold when it should be cold. Professor Wu Zhaoqing, chief expert of traditional Chinese medicine of the Jiangsu Provincial Group of Experts on the Prevention and Control of Influenza, said that most of the colds that have occurred recently are mainly "wet evil" colds, which are characterized by fast-moving and slow-moving. Accompanied by symptoms such as sputum and cough, it is easy to cause pneumonia, and people with a poor stomach are prone to diarrhea.

    At the end of the school's final exams, elementary and middle school students are under great pressure to study, and classroom doors and windows are tightly closed and inadequately ventilated in winter, which greatly increases the risk of influenza. Qian Shenghua, chief physician of pediatrics at Nanjing First Hospital, said that common respiratory symptoms are mild, and influenza is an acute upper respiratory tract infection caused by influenza virus. Multiple fevers with sore throat and cough are the main symptoms of influenza, and the infection rate is the highest. Are usually children.

    Many parents buy "Duffy" for their children to take prevention, and some pharmacies in Nanjing even sold out of this drug. Qian Shenghua said that for patients with flu that has been diagnosed, "Dalfi" or oseltamivir is the routine first-line treatment drug. It is best to take it within 24 hours and not later than 48 hours. However, oseltamivir is ineffective when the patient is not infected with the flu virus. The best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated. (Zhong Chongshan)


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    The flu is high, and this is the most comprehensive pediatric outpatient emergency information in Nanjing.
    2020-01-08 15:58:00 Source: South Daily News

     Recently, due to the large increase in the number of children with influenza, colds and respiratory infections, the Nanjing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded that the current two types of influenza in Nanjing have entered an active period, and citizens must strengthen protection. At the same time, the reporter compiled the pediatric outpatient emergency opening hours of Nanjing area hospitals, including some community hospitals with pediatrics for readers' reference.

      Children's Hospital Outpatient Peak Breaks 12,000

      Outpatient high

      "In the past half month, the number of flu patients encountered in outpatient clinics has indeed increased. Often after the family is infected, the whole family is recruited," said Guo Hu, chief of the department of internal medicine and chief physician of Nanjing Children's Hospital. Recently, due to the addition of small flu patients, whether it is an outpatient during the day or an emergency at night, the pressure on the doctor is still very high. A doctor in the medical clinic during the day may see 65-70 small patients a day. Recently, this may be a fancy 75-80 small patients, an average of about 10 small patients. "

      The recent outpatient data of Nanjing Children's Hospital can also prove this point. The number of outpatients per day is about 2,000 more than that in the middle of last month. At present, the number of outpatients in the two hospitals hovers around 11,000 during the day. At peak hours, the number of outpatient visits has reached 12,000, and the number of night emergency outpatient visits has now reached about 1,300.