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Cases of flu A, other respiratory infections on the rise in Cyprus-children 0 to 14 worst hit

Cases of flu A and other respiratory infections in Cyprus are on an increase with all ages under attack but especially children up to 14 years old.

This is what Philenews reported on Wednesday citing Ministry of Health latest data.

Pulmonology, pathology and paediatrics departments in public hospitals remain overcrowded with patients now being treated in wards of other medical specialties.

At the same time, experts warn of the continuation, recommend faithful application of personal protection measures and speak of a prolonged outbreak of viral diseases this year.

In the week between Christmas and New Year (26/12/2022 -1/1/2023) official data shows a total of 108 people of all ages had to be admitted for hospitalization.

Of these people, 58 were confirmed to be infected with influenza A. One person was confirmed with influenza B, nine cases were related to RSV and the remaining 39 cases were related to other respiratory viruses.

Amongst the hospitalized cases data shows that children aged 0-14 years recorded the highest numbers – as high as 63%. Of them, 33% were under four years of age and 30% between from 5-14 years.

Moreover, 6% of the inpatients were people aged 15-39 years, 11% aged 40-64 years and the remaining 20% elderly and senior citizens.

 

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