Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong, a respiratory specialist disclosed via private Facebook that The end of the rainy season this year Influenza is another disease that is spreading among Thai people of all ages. Ready to raise the case of a 46-year-old male patient, starting to cough, phlegm, sore throat, low fever, body aches, headache, no runny nose for 1 day, came to see a doctor on 17 Oct. 65. ATK self-examination, negative result. Give a history that you have just returned from a province Went to the funeral with relatives after returning 8 people who traveled together. have similar illnesses
Doctor Manu also stated that patients with asthma use regular spray Haven’t had the flu vaccine this year. but was vaccinated against COVID-19 Two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine followed by two Pfizer doses. Already infected with the coronavirus in July 65. Physical examination temperature 37.8 degrees Celsius. Fingertip oxygen level 96%. Lung auscultation normal. Lung X-ray normal. The nose prong sent the genetic code for 22 strains and found the influenza A H3N2 virus. Doctors gave 2 tablets of Xofluza 20 mg of influenza antiviral drug to take immediately after taking the drug 2 days, the symptoms improved. There are 2 types of influenza medicine, Oseltamivir (Tamiflu). and Baloxavir (Xofluza).
“Influenza” has a vaccine that can prevent serious illness. The influenza virus continues to mutate like the COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are changed every year. Recommended for people aged 6 months and older, especially those in the 608 group who have not received the flu vaccine this year. hurry to get vaccinated
Doctor Manoon also stated that in the next 2-3 months In addition to the COVID-19 virus The new round will come for sure. Because there are new mutant viruses such as XBB, BQ.1.1 spreading quickly. And evade immunity better than the current species of Omicron BA.5. is spreading abroad Probably coming to Thailand soon. There are still RSV and influenza viruses that are spreading. we have to be careful Wear a mask, wash your hands regularly and keep distance.