Flu, sinusitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis and colds are some of the most common illnesses in the colder times of the year.
Summer 2022 ends this Sunday (20). With the end of the season and the arrival of autumn, it is common for the appearance of diseases related to the respiratory system due to the drop in temperature. Flu, sinusitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis and colds are some of the most common illnesses in the colder times of the year.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the guidance of the Municipal Department of Health, through the Undersecretary for Basic Attention, Surveillance and Health Promotion (Subpav), is that the population redoubles its attention in autumn and winter, because people with respiratory infections are considered to be at risk for Covid-19.
The health secretary’s director of primary care, infectious disease physician Rodrigo Carneiro, advises avoiding closed environments and places with crowds of people. “Eating healthy, sleeping well, for about 8 hours, and practicing physical activity also help strengthen the immune system against the virus,” explained the doctor, noting that many diseases are preventable by vaccination, hence the importance of staying informed. date vaccination records, especially for children.
“In recent years, we have seen the return of diseases, such as measles, which are vaccine-preventable, that is, they can be prevented through vaccination,” Rodrigo Carneiro said. Another disease that has already been eradicated, he said, that has occurred in other countries is poliomyelitis. “This is a worrying factor for the health service.”
The doctor also warns of the importance of vaccination against influenza, announced by the Ministry of Health to begin on April 4. “Many don’t take the vaccine claiming that they catch the flu after vaccination. This is not true. The vaccine is not made with the virus, but with virus particles. As with any vaccine, events Adverse reactions may occur, which disappear within 48 hours,” said Rodrigo Carneiro, noting that the flu vaccine has good efficacy and is highly safe.