After the pandemic period, normalization began this year. However, recently increasing cases of flu in children have frightened families. Critical warnings from experts began to come one after another for the flu, which does not pass easily: mask, distance, hygiene…
With the arrival of cold days, flu disease increased day by day. After a pandemic period of around two years, the normalization process was initiated this year. However, recent cases of influenza, especially among children, that do not go away are terrifying for parents. Symptoms such as viral infections, high fevers, sore throats and coughs drive children to bed. With flu cases rising by the day, warnings from experts have come one after the other. Pediatric emergency doctor Dr. Ramazan Gürlü said school children are severely affected by infections because they came into contact with flu and influenza viruses for the first time after the pandemic.
“MAY HAVE SERIOUS SYMPTOMS”
Gürlü informed about the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the influenza virus. “RSV is a type of virus that affects the respiratory tract. It has more of a cold-like symptom and resolves spontaneously within 1-2 weeks. Symptoms can be severe, especially in young children. To mention this, lung and bronchial infections occur under 1 year. Influenza is our flu.” It is a type of virus that causes complaints of malaise, weakness and fever, there are requests to emergency services and polyclinics due to recurrent illnesses.said.
“SYMPTOMS APPEAR AFTER 2 DAYS”
“Between November and March are actually what we know as viral infection season and we see viral diseases very often.”said Gurlu, “But we’ve seen the cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza AB and Covid-19, which we’ve seen again with the reduction in measures, the cold and schools opening up, picked up again. Patients often turn to emergency and polyclinics. It is contagious by contact, droplets and respiratory tract because it contains viruses. Symptoms appear in patients about 2 days after infection. RSV is actually a common type of virus that starts in November and lasts through March. But in recent years, due to measures, we have seen this virus less.” Because we have poor eyesight, our body’s immune system has forgotten. So, more rigorous clinics began to emerge that are seriously affected by infections because they are encountering these viruses for the first time.”the sentences used.
“CONTACT ISOLATION IS REQUIRED”
Gürlü said he was recently hospitalized with a cough. “With these coughing symptoms, RSV and influenza virus damage the lungs. Coughing symptoms can last up to 1 month until the damage has healed. In order to prevent this disease, the citizen should put on a mask, distance and cleaning rules apply in Covid-19. First, contact isolation is necessary. Because kids don’t practice hand hygiene in schools and indoors, they can infect their friends when they’re sick. Secondly, patients who are particularly at risk should reactivate the mask. And finally, hygiene should be very careful.”he said.