Health: what are the warning signs of bronchiolitis? –

The bronchiolitis epidemic is back in France. It is important to recognize the warning signs to detect the infection in time.

What is bronchiolitis?

The bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection very contagious, affecting the small bronchi. Every year, it affects 30% of children aged 1 month to 2 years, reports the Huffpost. It is usually a mild infection, but health authorities have still observed an increase in hospitalizations.

Several regions in pre-epidemic phase

This disease particularly affects children. The seasonal epidemic is back in metropolitan France. According to the weekly report from the Public Health Agency France, published on Wednesday, four regions are in the pre-epidemic phase, namely: Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, l ‘Occitania and Normandy.

“Watching your baby is very important”

It is necessary to distinguish the bronchiolitis a cold, nasopharyngitis or a simple cough. This sickness is characterized by difficulty breathing, the signs of which are coughing and wheezing and rapid breathing, according to Medicare. “Watching your baby is very important”underlines the French Association of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

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