Five cases of community-acquired viral pneumonia in children have been recorded in Stary Oskol and Gubkin. This was told by the Deputy Governor of the Belgorod Region for Health and Education Natalia Zubareva at a meeting of the regional government.
Previously, seven cases of the disease were detected in students of a school in the city of Biryuch. Classes in this educational institution were canceled, disinfection was carried out in the building, and all schoolchildren were examined by doctors to identify cases of a mild course of the disease. As of December 2, three patients had already been discharged from the hospital.
The danger of viral pneumonia is that it is transmitted by airborne droplets and its symptoms are very similar to the usual SARS. However, the consequences and complications can be quite serious, especially if treatment is not started on time.
In order to prevent an epidemic, the authorities recommend strengthening the control over the health of students attending classes:
– I ask you to strengthen the morning school filters with the help of health workers, class teachers. We do not allow children with symptoms to attend classes, colleagues! ”Said Natalia Zubareva.
The risk of spreading childhood pneumonia is an all-Russian trend. An increase in the incidence rate is observed in many regions of the country. So, in the Kursk region several educational institutions have already been closed due to the epidemic. Natalia Zubareva, said that the main goal today is to prevent a similar situation in our region.
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Viral pneumonia can occur as a consequence of the flu or any respiratory illness. Usually a viral infection manifests itself as a sharp deterioration in the well-being of the patient. Headache, body aches, chills, runny nose and nasal congestion appear. After a while, cough, shortness of breath, painful coughing, chest pains join.
Symptoms of viral pneumonia can only be recognized by a competent doctor. The main thing is to ask for help as soon as possible.