Fiocruz warns of more respiratory cases in 14 states

Released on 06/05/2022 05:48 / updated 06/05/2022 05:49

Fiocruz warns of more respiratory cases in 14 states


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The InfoGripe newsletter, published weekly by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), warns of the potential growth of a number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the elderly. According to data released yesterday, 14 states have seen a further increase in medical examinations over the past six weeks. The result turned a yellow light for scientists, as the increase was observed only in children (zero to 11 years).

The findings from the data entry into the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance Information System (Sivep-Gripe) throughout April – see figure. According to scientists, not using a mask is important for the development of patients. Recovery from face classes has encouraged the spread of the disease.

“We have seen significant changes in behavior, and that concern, unfortunately. Because from February to March, we have had a special development in the hospital for Respiratory problems in children, but associated with other respiratory diseases, which take advantage of this time to relax using a mask, back to the face of class, to reach children, detailed information Marcelo Gomes, administrator of InfoGripe.

The highest enrolled areas in SARS are Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Amapá, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraná, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima and Santa. Catarina. For Gomes, the survey could serve as an indicator of the association of SARS patients with covid-19 or with the recurrence of Influenza A virus, responsible for influenza.

“It is true that this is happening now in the elderly which is causing alarms, because in this age group, development is more likely to be associated with covid.” This is because other respiratory illnesses that affect children are less likely to cause serious illness in adults who end up in need of a hospital stay, this often happens with these , “he explained.

Severe Respiratory Syndrome
Severe Respiratory Syndrome
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worst case scenario

Epidemiologist Hemerson Luz added that the situation could lead to winter, beginning in June. In more severe cases, when a patient with GS (GS) progresses to SARS, symptoms may include shortness of breath or shortness of breath, chest tightness, nausea and / or vomiting. in oxygen saturation and bluish discoloration of the lips or face (cyanosis). ).).

Luz also pointed out that the mask should be used by anyone with symptoms of GS. For him, situations with agglomeration in areas of uneven ventilation should be avoided due to the risk of SARS-causing pathogens.

“The use of the mask should be encouraged by people who have a suspected flu-like illness and from people who have not been vaccinated or have been vaccinated, especially This is especially true for people over the age of 70 or who have a defective immune system, “he said.

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