Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of lung infection in children, which can lead to pneumonia or bronchiolitis, which is especially dangerous for young children.
For babies and toddlers, Their tiny airways are not yet fully formed, Once infected, it is very likely to be fatal.
Globally, about 120,000 children under the age of five die each year from the disease.
Three weeks ago, NSW had just 355 new confirmed cases a week, but three weeks later, that number has soared to 3,775 in a week.
About one-fifth of them developed potentially fatal bronchiolitis, while 40 percent were severe enough to require hospitalization.
He reminds parents that they should be on the lookout for typical symptoms, which can be nearly identical to flu and Covid-19, but RSV patients tend not to have a fever.
Unlike the new crown and flu, there is no vaccine for RSV virus.
and lead to serious sequelae. Such as chronic asthma and stridor.
Dr. Eden reminded that parents of sick children should try to isolate themselves at home until the patient recovers to stop the spread of the disease.
Post time: 2023-11-20 16:50:39