Brazil should have the biggest drop in respiratory syndrome since April, estimates Fiocruz

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases show a long-term downward trend, considering the last six weeks. The data are from the InfoGripe bulletin, released this Wednesday (24) by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

According to the study, the national scenario has the potential to positively surpass the numbers of April this year, which were the lowest since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The bulletin refers to the epidemiological week of August 14 to 20, based on data entered in the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance Information System (Sivep-Gripe) until August 22.

In the evaluation by states, only Acre and Roraima show signs of growth in the long-term trend. All others are in decline or stability. Four of the 27 capitals are showing signs of growth in SARS cases. They are: Boa Vista (RR), Rio Branco (AC), São Luís (MA) and Vitória (ES).

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In adults, the prevalence of cases remains that of Covid-19. In the last four epidemiological weeks, 74.6% of SARS tests were positive for the coronavirus.

Despite the long-term downward trend, one of the highlights of the survey is the increase in cases of severe respiratory syndrome in children up to 11 years of age, especially in the age group from 5 to 11 years. In the analysis, there is a predominance of positive results for the rhinovirus, the usual and seasonal respiratory virus. The diagnosis was observed especially in the Midwest and South regions.

“Although they are viruses of lesser concern compared to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), this scenario reinforces the importance of minimal care, such as good ventilation of classrooms and respect for the isolation of children, with symptoms of respiratory infection for children. adequate treatment and preservation of the health of the school family”, commented researcher Marcelo Gomes, coordinator of InfoGripe.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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