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46% increase in lower respiratory diseases in Nuevo Laredo

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    46% increase in lower respiratory diseases in Nuevo Laredo
    NOTIMEX NOTIMEX Fri 17 February 2012 10:43

    Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas., 17 Feb. (Notimex). - In 46 percent this year have risen respiratory diseases among children of this border, which caused the death of two children under one year due to pneumonia and bronchitis.

    The coordinator of pediatrics at the Maternity Hospital, Bernardo Ram?rez Mante, referred to this hospital statistics report that during the winter season 2011, which runs from October to March, two thousand 228 were awarded care and 111 children were hospitalized.

    Currently, in the absence of six weeks to go until the winter and still 14 cold fronts pass, the hospital with children attended 1,910 and 112 hospitalizations, he said.

    We have registered the total number of hospitalizations this year, 60 percent are for bronchiolitis, the rest 28 percent are cases of pneumonia, 14 percent are bronchitis and whooping cough, He said.

    He stressed that the worst part is that 80 percent of respiratory disease have occurred in children under one year.

    Ramirez Mante noted that at the end of winter, estimate that the attention will come to three thousand.

    He said that also in the Maternity Hospital has detected a case of rotavirus and two suspected cases of influenza in children.

    The pediatric coordinator explained that only 5 to 11 February the hospital consulted 195 children with respiratory diseases.