Singapore flu is a type of flu, which comes from a virus.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TANJUNGPINANG — The Riau Islands Provincial Health Office reminded the local community to be vigilant singapore flu so as not to infect children who are still infants to toddlers. The Head of the Riau Islands Health Office, Muhamad Bisri, admitted that until now there has been no official report from health institutions regarding the number of infants and children who have contracted the Singapore flu.
“There are doctors at practice who treat the disease, and a number of parents from Singapore flu sufferers convey this. Of course this is our concern for prevention efforts,” said Bisri.
Singapore flu is a type of flu, which comes from a virus. The characteristics of people infected with this virus are thrush in the mouth, as well as rashes and blisters on the skin.
This infectious disease is often referred to as hand, foot and mouth disease (hand, foot, and mouth disease). Watery spots like smallpox.
The virus that causes the Singapore flu lives in nasal and throat secretions, saliva, feces, and fluid from blisters on the skin. Potential transmission occurs when sharing eating or drinking utensils with the patient, accidentally inhaling saliva splashes when the patient sneezes or coughs.
In addition, transmission can occur if you touch objects that are contaminated with the virus, then touch your eyes, nose, or put your fingers in your mouth without washing your hands first after touching the patient’s feces.
“Babies and children should not play with their friends outside the house when flu symptoms appear or avoid other children who have Singapore flu symptoms,” he said.
Singapore flu causes fever, sore throat, canker sores in the mouth, decreased appetite, red rash on the skin, fussiness, stomach pain, and coughing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus that causes the Singapore flu is increasingly dangerous, especially if the children with the flu are infected with COVID-19.
Singapore flu sufferers have the potential to be more easily infected COVID-19 because the immune system is weak. Therefore, Bisri appealed to children to be given food with complete nutrition, and adequate rest, and taught to apply health protocols while on the move.
“During this pandemic, prevention efforts must be carried out, especially avoiding the potential for transmission. The role of parents is very large in efforts to prevent the Singapore flu and COVID-19,” he said.