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Adequate monitoring and care for influenza syndrome

Adequate monitoring and care for influenza syndrome

According to data from the Health Promotion Management Unit (UGPS), Jundiaí is not currently recording an influenza outbreak caused by the H3N2 virus. Focusing on maintaining the appropriate city scenario, technicians from Epidemiological Surveillance (EV) and heads of public and private hospitals met to determine the flow of care for people with influenza-like illness who are negative for COVID-19.

“Influenza Syndrome Assessments Screening will be performed as soon as the patient enters the health service. Being negative for COVID-19 and depending on the case of each case, treatment will be prescribed, which can be with medications freely available through the network of prescriptions, or, for serious cases, need to hospitalization, which will be carried out in isolated beds,” details UGPS Deputy Director Diane Martins.

Guard units are ready to identify cases, and wards within the São Vicente Hospital can be equipped to be dedicated to treatment of diseases infected with the H3N2 virus, in addition to the medications prescribed in the treatment protocol. UGPS is also monitoring the guidelines and is already extending it to the Private Health Network.

Data from VE shows that from December 5 to 11, there were 1,836 admissions in the primary and specialty care network with symptoms of influenza-like illness, with 178 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded. In the past 11 weeks, no increase in influenza cases has been observed, that is, the city is located on the so-called plateau, with a moving average of about 1,700 people passing through the network with flu-like symptoms and without an increase in the number of admissions.

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“It is necessary to remind the population that the same preventive measures against COVID-19 are effective in preventing other influenza syndromes, such as H3N2. The population should continue to follow the sanitary rules, which have already been adopted, and avoid crowding, because this is a circulating virus,” explains the deputy director .