The invitation is as frequent as it is necessary: The incidence of respiratory infections is low, but caution must be exercised In particular, continuing to wear a mask in health centers and not making unnecessary visits to admitted people. Infection controlthe primal “enemy” this year, above Covid, descended and The peak of the epidemic has passedBut the infection rate among children is rising and this could be the first step to a second peak in a few weeks, perhaps within a few weeks.
Example of a decline: At the University Hospital of Mutua Terrassa (HUMT), 40 people were admitted for respiratory infections in the first week of the year. On Wednesday, the number dropped to 4 90% decrease. The factory income sign is one of the most objective indicators, above emergency assistance (which has also declined), with a more arbitrary sign, it indicates Esther CalpoHead of the Department of Infectious Diseases at HUMT.
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As of January 9, the trend is down, both in tests ordered, test positivity, and income. Despite everything, “we have to be very careful; There is a phenomenon of transmission that we do not control Its occurrence among children “It still matters,” the doctor warns. The Ministry of Health confirms that this circumstance could indicate, just like last year, “the beginning of a second peak of this respiratory disease.”
Example of a decline: At the University Hospital of Mutua Terrassa (HUMT), 40 people were admitted for respiratory infections in the first week of the year. On Wednesday, the number dropped to 4 90% decrease
What is the reason for the decrease in cases? One of them is normal, Calpo adds, “specific to the epidemic wave.” The mandatory use of masks in health centers has certainly helped stabilize the situation. Maybe not much in terms of moving in Social, societal, because the commitment is not general, but rather it is to avoid or reduce hospital infections at a time when the circulation of the virus is high. “Mask effectiveness It is not 100%, but its use is welcome, as it is necessary to prevent the spread of the disease among people the people exhibition“, points out Calpo. It is also appropriate to exclude a visit to the patient if the visitor has symptoms of respiratory disease. “It is very serious,” the doctor emphasizes.
Primary care was also revealed normalizationa trend that has been particularly noticeable since January 8, according to Montserrat Orena, Director of Primary Care at Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST). Orena remembers the saturation of those days “which did not collapse because we strengthened services.” Among children, “a peak was recorded for two or three days,” and Jurina is confident that in the event of a second wave, the rise in the number of children will continue with this short-term dynamic. However, “we must be very careful,” and the Science and Technology Committee will reserve its agendas until the end of February “in case we have to accept more seriously ill patients.” Crowds at related events The carnival will become a trial by fire.
Cases of infection with the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to occur coming down According to Salot, the peak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is “clearly lower than last year.” During the third week of this year, from January 15 to 21, epidemiological rates were recorded for all cases of infection Infections respiratory Acute IRA is “still declining”, with a rate of 730 patients per 100,000 population, compared to the previous week.
Influenza wins in the street
the Virus distribution He explains that influenza is the most common this year 38.9% of samplesFollowed by rhinovirus (12.3%), SARS-CoV-2 (7.5%), and RSV (5.9%). According to data from the Catalonia Infection Surveillance Information System, the positivity of multiple tests “also shows that influenza is the most prevalent virus (55.7%)” in the country. population Pediatric.
he percent Overall income by IRA was 11.2% in the week of January 15-21. The percentage was higher last year, reaching 12.1%. Health insists on the necessity of continuing preventive measures: washing hands, maskVentilation and limiting contacts in case of danger and with vaccination. Everyone can make an appointment, remember. “We are vaccinating, but it is expensive,” Dr. Urena concludes.
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