World clear increase in RSV diseases at Hamburg's children's clinics
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Hamburg-Hamburg pediatricians in practices and pediatric hospitals record a significant increase in infections with the.
"An infect wave at this season is not unusual. However, what we observe is that significantly more children are currently sick than in the previous year," said Maike Hinrichs, spokeswoman for the Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, the German press Agency.
RKI: Number of acute respiratory diseases significantly increased
in the reported Corona cases in Germany, the trend remains decreasing according to Robert Koch-Institut (RKI). However, the number of acute respiratory diseases in general has increased significantly in comparison to the previous week of the online survey “Flipkeb”, as the RKI weekly report on the development of corona pandemic. In the week until November 20, it was even over the area of pre -Pandemic years at around seven million.
This means that significantly more sick children are in the emergency room than usual. "We have full waiting rooms and very long waiting times we regret," said the spokeswoman.
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory disease that can be threatened primarily for toddlers and infants. Health experts suspect that many toddlers had rarely infected with the RS virus due to the general mask obligation and theLockdowns in previous years -and many now "catch up" the infection.
from the end of October to the end of November more than 4,900 children were treated in the Wilhelmstift, so the number of patients almost doubled.
"Sometimes we have no free bed for a sick child and then try to move to other children's clinics," said the spokeswoman. In most cases, however, the children could be sent home. "We take up a small proportion of children for further observation." Some are supported by oxygen.
RSV wave lets children's clinics run: Immunologist makes corona policy responsible
Munich-many children's clinics in Germany are overcrowded. The reason for this is the strong increase in infections with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Small children in particular are affected by severe courses. Immunologist Dr. Peter Schleicher from Munich blames Corona Policy for the strong increase in RSV infections in children. © Marijan Murat/dpa A young RSV patient is located in a bedside on the children's ward of the Olgahospital of the Klinkum Stuttgart.
It is not intensive care of the medical medical ventilation, but an oxygen glasses in which oxygen is given by the nose.
vaccination against RS virus is urgently recommended
also in the Altona children's hospital, the rush of parents with their children is very large. "Many children have to be monitored, get oxygen and have a very high need for care due to their shortness of breath," said the senior doctor in pediatrics, child pneumology and allergology, Prof. Philippe Stock.
The parents were justified if their newborn baby or small child needs additional oxygen.
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But will it be better?
The Children's Uke of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is currently currently listing an increased number of small children with respiratory infections.
" The intensity of the wave of disease, which other federal states are currently reporting, we have not yet seen in the Kinder-Uke," said Prof. Jun Oh, Vice Director of the Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The supply of children and adolescents with the RS virus in the children's uke is currently ensured.
"Especially newborns, toddlers and children with previous illnesses of the lungs or with other chronic diseases have an increased risk," said Oh.
A vaccination against the RS virus is therefore urgently recommended. Parents should go to a pediatrician at an early stage if the upper air routes are signed to have an infection with the RS virus.
In particular, families with newborns and toddlers should continue to adhere to the previously applicable hygiene measures in order to avoid severe courses.significant increase in RSV cases since the end of October
also in the Mariahilf Clinic in the Heimfeld district, the increase is noticed. "We have been seeing a significant increase in RSV cases since the end of October 2022, but above all in their severity," said a spokeswoman.
Infection wave loads Sachsen's children's clinics
The wave of respiratory infections among 0 to 15 year olds puts the children's clinics in Saxony to its limits. "It is not as bad as in other federal states such as Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia or Berlin," says Reinhard Berner, director of the children's clinic at the University Hospital Dresden. But there is an enormous rush nationwide for practices and emergency rooms.
That has become a little less in the past few days, but the intensity of the RSV cases ties a lot of staff, both on general pediatrics and on the children's intensive care unit.
The burden in the teams is therefore much higher compared to other diseases.
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