There has been a dramatic increase in respiratory diseases since the beginning of May, according to Dr. José Oviedo, president of the Paraguayan Society of Pulmonology (SPN). “Seasonal viruses are in a very high percentage that make our children, the elderly sick and there is a high viral circulation from which we must take preventive measures,” he said in contact with the “Tempranísimo” program, broadcast by GEN -Nación channel Half.
Oviedo spoke of the gradual de-escalation of the health measures then adopted and explained that the opening of shopping centers, schools, schools has produced a much greater interaction in adults and especially in children, that impact is what we are currently having. , especially in children.
“Hospitals are practically at the top of their service, but especially in pediatrics and pulmonology, with a high percentage of hospitalizations too,” said the pulmonology specialist, reporting that the viruses that cause many cases of hospitalization are respiratory syncytial, influenza and some from COVID-19, but they are on the rise.
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“The recommendation is not to expose yourself to cold climates, try to keep defenses high, get vaccinated and maintain the measures we have been taking for 2 years and which were important enough to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. Use of face masks, hand washing, physical distancing and above all avoiding going to work, school, university if you have respiratory symptoms, “she explained.
“Stay home, wait for the symptoms to pass, if you have to go to the hospital, don’t self-medicate and wait for everything to happen again to interact,” said Dr. Oviedo, in addition to maintaining the need to maintain healthy eating habits. exercise, drink plenty of water, dress warm, and anything you can do for your health is worth it.
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