The 3-year-old girl who died on the last day of 16 in the UPA Venice actually had a H1N1 flu. As winter approaches, the circulation of this virus causes concern. CGN spoke with Doctor of the Department of Health, Maria Fernanda Ferreira, and provided information on the disease.
How does health monitor the circulation of the H1N1 virus?
This is no longer a compulsive disease that can be reported, because the virus has been circulating for several years now. However, every week samples of five cases of influenza symptoms that arrive at the UPA are collected to detect which types of influenza circulate.
In addition, whenever a person is hospitalized with serious respiratory problems, the case is examined to determine if it is H1N1, both in the public network and in the private network.
Are there confirmed cases of H1N1 in the city?
Yes, in addition to a little girl who died three other people who were hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome, and then recovered H1N1. Another case of death of a five-year-old child, who died on Monday (22), has been investigated. As the exam is done only in Curitiba, however, it takes time to confirm.
With the information that the virus circulates in the city hall, should it break the hours where there are confirmed cases?
No. There is no recommendation from the Ministry of Health for this. A school guide is for professionals and students with flu-like symptoms to make a medical appointment to assess the need for expulsion. Usually orientation should be isolated at home until 24 hours after fever, to avoid transmission. It is worth remembering that children, elderly and pregnant women are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses, so people with severe flu should avoid contact.
How is healing H1N1?
When the patient suspects H1N1, the patient is treated with Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) and there is additional concern in the evolution of the case, for example, in the case of a patient with x-ray in the lungs. The H1N1 virus is a type of influenza (flu) that usually has symptoms that are stronger than common flu.
Does the vaccine offered by SUS in the campaign protect against H1N1? How long
Is the person immune to the virus?
Yes. The application needs to be immunized between 15 and 20 days.
Who is entitled to the vaccine?
After a low initial search, the second phase of the campaign began this week.
You can get the dose:
– People over 60 years old
– Children from 6 months to 6 years (5 years, 11 months and 29 days),
– Pregnant women and postpartum women
– Health workers
– Teachers from public and private schools
– Indigenous peoples
Groups with chronic non-infectious diseases and other special clinical conditions
Adolescents and youth from 12 to 21 years under socio-educational measures
– Officials in the prison system
In addition to the vaccine, what can be done to prevent the transmission of the flu?
– frequent hygiene of the hands, especially before consuming food;
– Use reusable tissue for nasal hygiene;
– Cover the nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing;
– Avoid touching the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth;
– Repair your hands after coughing or sneezing;
– Do not share personal items such as cutlery, bowls, glasses or bottles;
– Keep the environment well ventilated;
– Avoid agglomerations and closed environments (try to maintain ventilated rooms);
– Adoption of healthy habits, such as balanced nutrition and fluid intake;
– seek medical attention immediately.
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