“My child is an elementary school student and caught the flu at school.
He went to the hospital and met 10 of his classmates.
I think we should send him to school wearing a mask.”
Influenza (flu) prevalence has increased for three consecutive weeks. 먹튀검증사이트
Among the age groups of elementary, middle, and high school students, the trend was most pronounced among those aged 13 to 18.
The number of patients hospitalized with mycoplasma, a bacterial respiratory infection
has decreased slightly compared to a week ago, but simultaneous epidemics with the flu and COVID-19 continue.
According to the 48th week (November 26 – December 2) infectious disease sample surveillance weekly newsletter released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on the 7th, the rate of suspected influenza cases was 48.6 per 1,000 outpatients, an increase of 2.8 from a week ago (45.8). did.
Compared to the number of epidemics in the same period last year (15 people), the number is 3.24 times higher.
This is about 7.5 times more than this year’s epidemic standard (6.5 people).
Looking at the trend of the epidemic by week, it decreased from 39 at week 44 to 32.1 at week 45
but increased for three consecutive weeks from 37.4 at week 46 → 45.8 at week 47 → 47.5 at week 48.
Looking at the age group, last week the scale of the epidemic was largest among those aged 7 to 18
which is the age group of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Among the 257 bacterial hospitalizations, 249 had mycoplasma pneumonia, and the remaining 8 had chlamydia pneumonia.
The number of mycoplasma patients has continued to increase since the end of August
but has decreased compared to last week (289).
The number of patients with mycoplasma pneumonia
which is widely spreading in China, has been increasing in Korea since September.
Over the past four weeks, the number of hospitalized patients has increased 1.6 times.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is an acute respiratory infection caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae and is classified as a class 4 statutory infectious disease.
It is an infectious disease that is a common cause of pneumonia that is mainly prevalent in children, school-aged children, and young adults.
Director Ji Young-mi of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said
With the long-term COVID-19 epidemic, immunity to other respiratory infectious diseases has weakened, and since the relaxation of quarantine measures in March
tensions over increased face-to-face contact between individuals and compliance with personal hygiene rules are easing
so we are making thorough preparations for an increase in patients.
This is a situation that requires it,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety advised caution after administering flu treatment as the flu has recently become prevalent.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said, “Among patients administered the drug
neuropsychiatric adverse reactions such as convulsions and delirium (hallucinations) have been rarely reported
mainly in children and adolescents. Although the causal relationship is unclear
there have been cases of falls due to abnormal behavior after administration of flu treatment.
An accident has been reported,” he said.
Accordingly, he advised, “To prevent any accidents
it is recommended that the patient’s guardian ensure that the patient is not left alone for at least two days regardless of the administration of flu treatment and closely observe any abnormal behavior.”