The respiratory syncytial virus spreads in Egypt and the US of America, and new circumstances began appearing in different nations, which raised the considerations of some dad and mom about their youngsters, particularly after the Corona virus disaster.
There are warnings of the emergence of extra circumstances in a number of nations, with decrease temperatures and the beginning of the varsity yr in attendance, which will increase an infection circumstances amongst college students.
What’s respiratory syncytial virus? And the way can or not it’s prevented? Ought to we panic from a brand new virus wave?
Member of the Egyptian Society for Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Magdy Badran, explains that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infects 73 % of youngsters, and it’s a quite common respiratory virus.
And he continues in an interview with Al-Hurra web site that this virus, which spreads within the winter and early spring months, is the most typical reason for irritation of the small airways within the lungs and pneumonia in youngsters. And it’s the second reason for loss of life throughout the first yr of a kid’s life after malaria, indicating that between 100,000 and 200,000 youngsters die world wide due to the virus yearly.
Inside the context, Dr. Naji Aoun, a specialist in bacterial and infectious illnesses, signifies that this an infection, for which there is no such thing as a drugs or vaccine, has unfold to a number of nations, from the US of America to Egypt and Lebanon.
Aoun stresses in an interview with Al-Hurra that “an individual with respiratory syncytial virus mustn’t take remedy with out consulting a physician, as a result of many sufferers prescribed themselves medicines containing cortisone, which led to the deterioration of their well being.”
Aoun mentioned, “This virus usually spreads at the start of the varsity yr, particularly when the climate begins to vary and temperatures drop.”
Respiratory specialist Dr. Jihan Al-Assal confirms to Al-Hurra that “prevention of the virus is thru social distancing, washing fingers and caring for private hygiene, along with carrying a muzzle,” explaining that it’s “the identical option to stop different viruses.”
For his half, Badran factors out that “there are lots of methods of an infection with the respiratory syncytial virus, and it could possibly unfold by means of droplets within the air when an contaminated individual coughs, and thru contact with contaminated surfaces, the place the virus can reside for hours.”
In addition to by means of kisses and peace, it could possibly additionally unfold by means of direct contact akin to kissing the face of an contaminated baby.
Subsequently, Aoun signifies that the unfold of this virus “is in the identical approach because the Corona virus, and it has nearly the identical signs and problems, however it’s much less extreme than Corona when it comes to the widespread chilly.”
“Do not panic”
Al-Assal confirms that “there is no such thing as a must panic, as a result of the respiratory syncytial virus is just not new, and it’s seasonal,” and explains that “throughout the previous two years, the dominant virus was corona, however this yr all viruses are anticipated to seem, akin to influenza and syncytial virus.”
Al-Assal says, “Throughout this era, the respiratory syncytial virus spreads in a number of nations, so it’s anticipated that there might be extra infections, however most of them are easy circumstances.”
an infection traits
Badran notes that “these contaminated with respiratory syncytial virus pose a threat of transmitting the an infection for a interval starting from three to eight days.”
He mentioned, “What’s harmful is that those that undergo from an absence of immunity flip right into a supply of an infection, for a interval that extends past the cessation of signs, and the interval could attain 4 weeks.”
Badran mentioned, “Youngsters are uncovered to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outdoors the house in school or baby care facilities, after which they transmit the virus to the house.”
He explains that “the signs of an infection with the respiratory syncytial virus seem after 4 to six days have handed, and they’re much like a slight chilly, akin to a runny nostril, coughing, a slight improve in temperature, and a headache.”
“The virus is very contagious, and it spreads in most nations of the world from November to March,” Badran mentioned.
He identified that “the state of affairs is protected and doesn’t require suspending the examine.”
He confused the necessity to wash fingers steadily, maintain private hygiene to make sure that there is no such thing as a an infection, and preserve bodily distance from anybody with a respiratory an infection.