Pingtung County has reported 3 severe cases of influenza this year. They are a 16-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and an 87-year-old woman. They have not been vaccinated against influenza in the past year. They went to the doctor due to symptoms such as dyspnea and fever. The tests confirmed that they were all infected with type A influenza. Virus, judged as influenza complicated by severe illness.
According to the monitoring data of the CDC, influenza and other respiratory viruses continue to be active in the community. The flu season started from October 1 last year to March 20 this year. There were 64 severe cases of influenza complicated by the age group, most of whom were older than 65 years old. , 92% had not been vaccinated against influenza this season, and 77% had a history of chronic diseases; 13 of them died, all of whom had a history of chronic diseases and had not been vaccinated.
Zhang Xiujun, director of the Ping County Health Bureau, said that it is still the season when influenza and other respiratory diseases are prone to occur. Once the high-risk group of influenza is infected with influenza, the course of the disease changes very quickly. Common danger signs include dyspnea, shortness of breath, cyanosis (hypoxia), bloody sputum or sputum. Concentration, chest pain, altered consciousness, hypotension, etc. If you have the above symptoms, please seek medical treatment as soon as possible to reduce the risk of severe illness and death.
In addition, as the domestic bird flu epidemic continues to heat up, it is urged that livestock/animal epidemic prevention staff should wear personal protective equipment and implement respiratory hygiene at work, and receive influenza vaccination every year to improve protection. The general public should also reduce contact with poultry If you have flu-like symptoms, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible and inform the medical staff of your travel history, occupational history, contact history, and group history.
The Health Bureau once again appeals to the public to implement hygiene protection measures such as frequent hand washing and coughing etiquette, and to wear masks when they have respiratory symptoms; when sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with tissue or handkerchief, or use sleeves instead; when talking with others, Please maintain a safe social distance. If you have flu-like symptoms, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and cooperate with the doctor’s instructions to take medication to reduce the chance of virus transmission and severe complications.