Health reveals symptoms of syncytial virus infection. Details

The Ministry of Health and Population revealed symptoms of respiratory diseases in children, such as syncytial virus, which were (breathing difficulties, fever, runny nose, vomiting, sore throat), stressing that a specialist should be visited when one of these symptoms appear on the child to receive proper care and treatment.

Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, indicated to “The Seventh Day” that the ministry has a strong system of epidemiological surveillance for infectious diseases, in 27 facilities, explaining that since 2020 a series of cases simple who were diagnosed were monitored and then the disease disappeared, In October and November 2022, the seasonal attack of this virus began to be monitored, indicating that the pathological symptoms of the virus are simple to moderate, but its prevalence rates are high..

He stressed that there is no antibiotic to cure this disease because it is “viral” and not “bacterial”, and there is still no vaccine for it, due to the periodic change of proteins of the virus, but there is a treatment that it is given to young children, emphasizing that the most important methods of treating minor symptoms are home comfort and the use of antipyretics with doctor’s indications, warning against the incorrect use of antibiotics in such pathological conditions.

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