Respiratory symptoms in Salta are worrying: children are the most affected

Respiratory symptoms in Salta are worrying: children are the most affected
Respiratory symptoms in Salta are worrying: children are the most affected

The arrival of the winter cold to the province of Jump brings with it an increase in cases of respiratory diseasesespecially among school-age children and adolescents.

Pediatrician and neonatologist Dolores Guzmán expressed concern about the large number of severe flu cases affecting children between 5 and 15 years old. These symptoms present with high fever that is difficult to control, persistent sore throat, and in some cases, otitis or gastrointestinal symptoms such as norovirus..

COVID-19, influenza A and influenza B are mainly responsible for these conditions. The specialist recommends annual vaccination against COVID-19 for all ages, since this disease is the most prevalent at this time.

Dengue subsides, but respiratory diseases increase

Although dengue has decreased its presence in the province, cases of respiratory diseases have increased considerably.

Norovirus, which affects children from infants to age 6, causes vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In severe cases, it can lead to dehydration and require hospitalization.

Prevention and vaccination

Guzmán recommends the following measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Isolate if he is sick.
  • Use a mask if necessary go out.
  • Avoid sending children to school if they have a cold.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Get vaccinated against flu and COVID-19.

The flu vaccination It is recommended for at-risk patients, such as those with asthma, overweight, obesity, children under two years of age, or those with diseases that compromise their immune system.

The private flu vaccine It is also an option for those who are not included in the risk groups.

Vaccination against COVID-19 It is recommended for all ages and can be done together with the flu vaccine, as long as you do not have a fever at the time of vaccination.

It is important to remember that if you had the flu, you should wait between 10 and 15 days before getting vaccinated.

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