Attempts to protect against coronavirus have paved the way for many other diseases. “Bronchiolitis pandemic may be larger due to significant immunodeficiency in children born after March 2020“, The Scientific Council warned In his last report.
Significant deficiency in collective immunity
Between curfew, confinement, wearing a mask and barrier signals, some viruses, including bronchiolitis, did not spread. If this sounds like good news, towards the Scientific Council, concern is growing.
Bronchiolitis is an infection associated with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The virus is very fragile, especially in young children and the elderly.
There is no vaccine in pediatrics and there is a lack of space
Unlike the flu or Kovid-19, there is no vaccine against the latter and we must add to this the lack of space in pediatric services.
Faced this scrutiny, “Better communication around barrier measures is useful during RSV infection“, Underlines the body advising the executive on health strategies.
How to protect children from bronchiolitis?
Experts rely on large-scale infection risk assessment and application of protective measures:
– Prohibit passive smoking
– Apply barrier gestures
– Wash your hands and baby’s hands regularly
– Avoid sharing pacifiers and bottles
– Ventilate the house well
As a reminder, bronchiolitis is a benign disease, despite its often impressive symptoms. However, babies or infants less than 2 months of age require careful monitoring and in some cases hospitalization of the infant.