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The alarm from Garrahana is that there is a significant increase in influenza A H1N1 cases

29 June 2019 – 14:45
The health center emphasized "the need for society to take all possible preventive measures in homes".

Garrahan Hospital warned on Friday of a significant increase in influenza A influenza A influenza A influenza A, which affects children and adults.
The Department of Molecular Virology in the Hospital has found a strong increase compared to last year's H1N1 cases.
According to the hospital, "the epidemiological situation of respiratory diseases this year shares the behavior of historical seasonal respiratory infections and is more similar to what happened in 2017."
Influenza virus H1N1 now circulates as a seasonal virus and is included in the current flu vaccine, the most effective method of prevention.

"In the last few weeks we have noticed a sudden rise in consultation and hospitalization due to bronchiolitis, flu and pneumonia, found viruses are respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, and in recent weeks the frequency of influenza or influenza has increased", said Rosa Bologna, head of the Infectology and Epidemiology at Garrahan Hospital.

Low acute respiratory infections (IRABs) are the main cause of hospitalization in children under 2 years of age during the cold season. This year the hospital found that typing influenza A showed a clear prevalence of H1N1, which reached 65.4%, with the influenza A H3N2 in 30.8%.

"This data is extremely important, given the change from the previous year to the same period, where the percentage of influenza A H1N1 is marked by an infinite number," says Andrea Mangano, head of the Department of Molecular Virology at Garrahana.

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The Pan-American health organization issued a report warning of an increase in H1N1 flu in Brazil and the southern area of ​​the epidemiological week.
In Chile, high H1N1 viral circulation was recorded with simultaneous circulation of H3N2.
In Argentina, the largest incidence began this week and lasted for another three weeks, ie between 26 and 30 weeks, with a greater number of bronchiolitis in children under 2 years of age and lung inflammation.

Preventive measures:

  • Keep breastfeeding
  • The common hygiene of each member of the family
  • Appropriate ventilation of the environment
  • Avoid conglomerates of people to prevent the spread of the virus
  • Absolute ban on smoking smoke in indoor and indoor environments
  • Flu vaccine against people who have not yet been immunized, especially those exposed to flu risk, such as children 6 months to 2 years, pregnant women, people over 65, people with risk factors such as lung, heart, asthma , changes in immunity (defense problems), diabetics, neurological diseases, genetic, obese, kidney failure.

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