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Viral pandemics in autumn and winter include influenza, COVID-19, and RSV! – ENN Taiwan Telegram


▲Recently, the temperature difference between morning and evening is large, and the number of cases of children infected with respiratory tract syndromic virus (RSV) is increasing. (Photo/Provided by Nantou County Health Bureau)

[Reporter He Xiujing/Nantou Report]There has been a large temperature difference between morning and evening in recent days. In addition to preventing influenza and COVID-19, we should also pay attention to preventing respiratory virus infections. Recently, there has been an increase in cases of children infected with Respiratory Syndrome Virus (RSV). Respiratory Syndrome Virus (RSV) Mainly through droplets, contact with oral and nasal secretions, or indirect contact with the surface of objects containing the virus, the hands are contaminated with the virus, and then touch the eye, mouth, and nasal mucosa. The initial symptoms of RSV are like ordinary small ones. Colds are easily ignored. If the respiratory tract is blocked in the later stage, breathing will become rapid and wheezing will occur. If symptoms such as cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing occur, please seek medical attention immediately.

Nantou County Health Director Chen Nansong said that people with children under 2 years old at home should pay more attention. If the infants and children develop upper respiratory tract symptoms such as runny nose, hoarse voice, violent cough, shortness of breath and fever, parents are asked to pay special attention to possible infections. Respiratory Syndrome Virus (RSV), this virus may be infected by all ages and can be re-infected. High-risk groups include: premature infants, children younger than 2 years old with congenital heart disease or chronic lung disease, elderly people over 65 years old, People with cardiopulmonary disease and immunocompromised people. Most infants and young children infected with RSV can recover on their own. If you have difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention immediately.

Director of Health Chen Nansong calls on the public to wash hands frequently, wear masks when coughing, rest at home if you have symptoms, and pay close attention to frequently touched objects in the environment (such as doorknobs, handrails, electrical switches, etc.) during the autumn and winter respiratory infectious disease epidemic period. ) Clean and disinfect regularly. When returning home from public places, you must first wash your hands thoroughly before coming into contact with young children or elders at home. In addition to taking preventive measures to prevent the three-sided attack of influenza, COVID-19 and RSV, vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection. It also takes about 14 days to produce antibodies after vaccination. The New Year’s Eve holiday and the Spring Festival holiday are approaching at the end of the year. , reminding the public to get vaccinated as early as possible to protect themselves when traveling to visit relatives, and also to protect family members with low immunity at home.

It is recommended that the public can receive the influenza vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. The influenza vaccine can be administered to different parts of the body at the same time as other vaccines (it is recommended that the distance between the two vaccines be at least 2.5 centimeters in the same arm), and other vaccines can also be administered at any time interval. ; The public is encouraged to go to contract hospitals to complete vaccination to enhance protection. Please also pay more attention to your physical condition after vaccination, drink more fluids and rest more. To get the COVID-19 vaccine, you can make an appointment at one of the county’s 82 contract hospitals or go to the Health Bureau’s website ( For influenza vaccination, please see the list of the county’s influenza vaccine contract hospitals (, if you have any questions about vaccination and other related questions, please contact the epidemic prevention hotline 049-2220904.

First draft time|2023/11/21 02:24
Update time|2023/11/21 02:24

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