4 new deaths from severe flu

Last week, there were 79,205 emergency department visits for flu-like illnesses, an increase of 3.5% from the previous week, and the overall trend is higher than the trend for the same period in 2020 to 2022. (Schematic / photo by Hou Shijun)

According to CDC monitoring data, last week (May 28 to June 3, 2023), there were 13,065 visits to the domestic enterovirus outpatient and emergency department, which was the same as the previous week (13,110 visits). slowed down, but still It is in the plateau phase, and the general trend is higher than the same period since 2017, so we still need to be vigilant. In addition, the number of serious cases complicated by enterovirus infection remained at 3, and there were no new cases last week.

Laboratory monitoring shows that enteroviruses in the community are dominated by Keshaqi type A, enterovirus 71, enterovirus D68 and other types of enterovirus are also active in the community. Infants and young children under the age of 10 are high risk groups on for severe enterovirus. If they are found to have drowsiness, unconsciousness, poor alertness, weakness or numbness of hands and feet, muscle twitching (unexplained startle or sudden contraction of muscles throughout the body), persistent vomiting and shortness of breath or If you have such severe symptoms . such as rapid heartbeat, send to a major hospital for treatment as soon as possible.

According to the CDC, 18 new severe cases of influenza (15 cases of H1N1 type A and 3 cases of type A H3N2) were added last week, between 30s and 90s, including 16 males and 2 females. Between May 10 and 90s. June 3, 13 of them had a history of chronic diseases, and 17 had not been vaccinated against flu vaccine this season; there were 4 additional deaths (all type A H1N1) under 10 to over 60 years of age, 2 females and 2 males The onset date was between April 26 and May 27. Among them, 3 cases had a history of chronic diseases, and not none of them had been vaccinated against flu this season.

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of outpatient and emergency visits with flu-like patients reached 79,205 last week, an increase of 3.5% from the previous week. In this flu season, between October 1 last year and June 5 this year, there have been a total of 237 serious cases of flu (112 cases of type A H1N1, 117 cases of type A H3N2, 3 cases of type A untyped , and 5 cases of type B), Among the age groups, 47% were older than 65 years, 88% had not been vaccinated against influenza this season, 79% had a history of chronic diseases, and 37 died of them (17 cases of type A H1N1 , 19 cases of type A H3N2, and 1 case of type B), 81% had not received a flu vaccine this season, and 92% had a history of chronic diseases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appeals that respiratory diseases such as the flu are still active, and the public is asked to continue to perform good hand hygiene and cough etiquette, implement measures such as frequent hand washing, wearing a mask have flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, and rest at home when you are sick Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, hypoxia and other dangerous signs, seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and follow the doctor’s instructions to take medicine to reduce’ r the risk of serious complications, especially if you and your relatives and friends are elderly over 65 years old, babies, high-risk chronic patients and pregnant women, etc. High risk groups for influenza should pay special attention to their health status.


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