The epidemic of intestinal virus in China continued, and two cases of enteroviruses were added. The Department of Disease Control again stressed that enterovirus infection is strong and there is a risk of infection throughout the year. People who have infants and young children should not be taken lightly. The implementation of hand hygiene is the most fundamental way to prevent enterovirus. People are urged to go out to the house to change clothes. Before cuddling and feeding infants, they should wash their hands properly with soap to reduce the chance of transmission of enterovirus.
According to the Department of Disease Control, two new cases of infantile enteroviruses were added last week, including a 4-year-old girl in the middle and a 2-year-old boy in the north. Among them, a 4-year-old girl has cough, snot, and acute limbs since the beginning of the month (12). Hemorrhoids and other symptoms for medical treatment and hospitalization, confirmed by inspection and examination of enterovirus 71 complicated by severe; 2-year-old boy in the middle of this month due to fever, herpetic angina, limb weakness and convulsions and other symptoms for medical treatment and hospitalization, by The test review confirmed the infection with the Crox A10 enterovirus. Fortunately, after treatment, the two patients have improved and have been discharged.
According to statistics from the Department of Disease Control, the number of visits to the enterovirus emergency department last week (December 16 to December 22) was 12,520, an increase of 6.1% from the previous week and still above the epidemic threshold (11,000). In the present (2018) year, there were 36 cases, including 12 cases of Icovirus type 11 and 8 cases of enterovirus type 71. Others were infected with Keshaqi A4, A9, A10, A16, B1 and B2. Type, B3, B5 and enterovirus D68. In the past four weeks, the detection of enterovirus in the community was mostly in the form of Keshaqi type A. Enterovirus 71 and Iko virus type 11 were still in community activities, and the epidemic situation and epidemic virus changes were continuously monitored.
The Department of Diseases once again reminded that even if the holidays are approaching, the opportunities for Chinese tourists and visiting relatives and friends will increase. If you are exposed to infants and young children, you should be vigilant and implement the steps of "wet, smash, rush, hold, rub" and wash your hands properly. More than 20 seconds. Infants and young children should avoid contact with other children if they are diagnosed with enterovirus by a physician to reduce the risk of cross-infection. In addition, infants under the age of 5 are severely at high risk groups. Once they are found to have drowsiness, unconsciousness, poor vitality, weakness of hands and feet, muscle twitching (no fear or sudden muscle contraction), persistent vomiting and shortness of breath Or severe heartbeat symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, please go to the hospital as soon as possible for treatment.
Source: Ministry of Health and Welfare