HealthBronchiolitis epidemic: pediatricians expect a peak at the end of the week

    Bronchiolitis epidemic: pediatricians expect a peak at the end of the week

    Bronchiolitis epidemic: pediatricians expect a peak at the end of the week

    The president of the National Syndicate of French Pediatricians (SNPF), Brigitte Virey, estimates that the height of the epidemic should take place “towards the end of the week.”

    The peak of the bronchiolitis epidemic is expected “towards the end of the week”, said the union of liberal pediatricians on Monday, which calls for a strengthening of barrier gestures to counter this generally benign disease but which can prove to be severe in newborns.

    “It’s going up, we expect the peak towards the end of the week,” said Dr. Brigitte Virey, president of the National Union of French Pediatricians (SNPF), who evokes “a substantial workload in the offices”.

    “We have increased our consultation ranges to be able to cope and take everyone”, including sometimes on Sundays, added the head of the union, established with some 2,600 city pediatricians.

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    A situation all the more worrying as it “will last” and could combine with other epidemics, such as influenza and gastroenteritis, underlines Dr. Virey.

    “Extremely tense” situation

    Ventilation of the premises, washing of hands, wearing of a mask when approaching a newborn, limitation of frequentation of public places with a toddler… “We must resume barrier measures, it is essential to protect babies”, hammered the pediatrician.

    Professor Remi Salomon, from the Necker hospital in Paris, made the same appeal on Sunday evening, given the “extremely tense situation in the emergency and pediatric departments”:

    “Everything that can be done to avoid bronchiolitis should be done, it’s really super important!”

    In this context, the SNPF did not join the strike called Thursday and Friday by several organizations of liberal doctors to obtain an increase in consultation rates.

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    Source: BFM TV

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