More than 300 cases of influenza were recorded between Friday (17) and Sunday (19) in Rondônia, Health Minister Fernando Maximo revealed, in an interview with Rede Amazônica. in all, 837 cases of influenza have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health (SISAW).
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Fernando Maximo revealed that out of this total, 20 people were hospitalized in ward beds and 3 people were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a 2-year-old, a 37-year-old and an elderly 75-year-old or old
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The 72% increase in cases worries the secretary, who explains that new beds have been opened and that care for positive patients is taking place in hospitals in Porto Velho.
“In addition to hiring professionals, we have expanded the beds. We have influenza treatment beds at Cemetron, at Hospital de Base, at Regina Pacis Hospital, and at Infantil Cosme e Damião Hospital,” he explained.
People with symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, fever and headache can seek out a health unit that offers exclusive care for influenza syndromes.
The guidelines of the State Health Surveillance Agency (Agevisa) indicate that residents use the same measures that were adopted during the Covid-19 pandemic as a measure to prevent and control influenza, such as:
- or wearing masks
- Cleaning and sterilizing environments
- hand hygiene
- social distancing
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