Winter flu always overwhelms health systems
Health experts suggest kindergartens request pupils to wear masks to school as the cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae have increased significantly recently, with some schools seeing outbreaks.
Speaking in a news program this morning, the co-chairman of the Medical Association's advisory committee on communicable diseases, Joseph Tsang Kay-yan, said there could be a chance the actual number of cases is being underestimated as the relevant authorities are not compulsory testing for mycoplasma pneumoniae infections.https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/6/211050/Patrick Ip Pak-keung, a clinical associate professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said the Mycoplasma pneumoniae cases had increased significantly to over 100 cases monthly since September.
He added that some patients were even infected with multiple viruses simultaneously, such as rhinovirus/enterovirus, parainfluenza, and adenovirus.
Yeah let's just mask 3 year olds.... can't wait the school closures too
Rinse & repeat
All fixed ...
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/3/211279/The number of cases of children with respiratory diseases at second-tier medical institutions has been fluctuating downward across the country, while the surge in visits to some children hospitals and pediatric departments at major hospitals has been alleviated to some extent, said China's top health authority on Sunday.
Data from fever and emergency clinics shows that hospital visits for respiratory diseases remain relatively stable as some patients are choosing to go to basic healthcare institutions, said Mi Feng, a spokesperson with the National Health Commission (NHC), during a briefing, noting that overall medical services nationwide have been unaffected.