during the spring festivalpandemicFear of being serious. Su Yifeng, a consultant physician specializing in thoracic and critical care medicine in Taiwan, recently warned on Facebook that many severe cases of white lung occurred during the Chinese New Year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and “About 20 to 30% of medical ICUs are occupied.” On the 11th, he disclosed another case.influenzaDiagnosed with pneumonia after hospitalizationmycoplasmaLater, Streptococcus pneumoniae was grown in sputum culture, and the condition deteriorated into severe white lung disease and he was intubated.
Su Yifeng said that a 60-year-old female patient was initially diagnosed with influenza pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital. After hospitalization, mycoplasma was detected. Later, Streptococcus pneumoniae was grown in sputum culture, and then he was intubated for severe pneumonia.
Recently, pulmonary infections involving multiple pathogens are common, he said, and “environmental immune selection has begun.”
Surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that since January this year, a variety of respiratory pathogens have become active in the community at the same time. Influenza-like and COVID-19 pandemics are now on the rise or are in pandemic periods. Based on experience from previous years, the number of emergency department visits for influenza-like illnesses has been higher than in the lunar calendar. Will reach its peak during the Spring Festival. The public is reminded that if you or your relatives and friends are in high-risk groups such as people over the age of 65 or have chronic medical conditions, you should pay special attention to your health and if you have trouble breathing. Be alert if there is difficulty, shortness of breath, cyanosis (hypoxia), etc. If there are any danger signs, seek medical advice as soon as possible and take the medicine according to the doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of serious complications.
The CDC said that during the Spring Festival, county and city health bureaus announced a total of 156 specialized outpatient hospitals for respiratory infectious diseases, planned to open approximately 1,155 consultations (including 347 specialized pediatric outpatient clinics), and Sequentially published relevant medical information. Health Bureau website, for the public to make enquiries. If you have symptoms and need medical treatment, please prefer the nearest clinic or hospital outpatient department to avoid crowding at the emergency room.