The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzottistated that despite the increase in the number of cases of acute pharyngitis “there is no alarm” and explained that after the coronavirus pandemic “the circulation of other respiratory viruses is more anarchic and much less seasonal.”
«(The increase in cases of pharyngitis) is something that is being seen worldwide, it started in Europe. We began to notice it a while ago: in recent months this increase has been consolidated, not only in cases, but especially in mortality, “said the national official.
In radio statements, the head of the health portfolio remarked that “there is no alarm, no situation that shows that the bacterium is different.
“With the pandemic, the circulation of other viruses and bacteria decreased. The circulation of other respiratory viruses is more anarchic and much less seasonal»indicated the member of the Cabinet.
In this sense, Vizzotti specified that «the vast majority of pharyngitis are viralmore than 90%” and stressed that “when it is bacterial, it must be treated with drugs in a timely manner.”
Faced with this situation, the Minister of Health explained that “care measures are those of all diseases that are transmitted from person to person«: Reducing contact with other people is key to cutting off viral circulation.
And concluded: “In case of fever or sore throat, consult a doctor.”
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Acute pharyngitis: two deaths in Río Negro
The Secretary of Equity and Sanitary Articulation of Río Negro, Natalia Freisztav confirmed on RÍO NEGRO RADIO that it is about a 60-year-old adult woman and a 6-year-old girl. Both had severe pneumonia with “associated diseases.” Initially, Health sources had indicated that it was a two-year-old girl and a man, but these data were not correct.
The Secretary of Equity and Sanitary Articulation, He stated that they do not want panic to be generated in society. He explained that anyone who has two or three days of angina with fever should make a consultation at the health center, but in general a healthy person cannot cause a serious complication.
Acute pharyngitis: symptoms and how it is spread
The symptoms are sore throat, fever, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, as well as reddening of the pharynx and tonsils, bad breath and enlarged glands in the neck, and which is treated with antibiotics.
The bacteria commonly causes various skin infections such as impetigo, cellulitis, and scarlet fever, although, on occasion, it can present as a severe form or invasive disease, which can cause life-threatening conditions.
Regarding the scarlet fever, the most frequent symptoms they are red and sore throat; fever (38.3 °C or more); red rash with sandpaper texture; deep red skin in armpit, elbow, and groin folds; whitish coating over tongue or back of throat; “raspberry” tongue; headache; nausea or vomiting; swollen glands; pains in the body
The reservoir is human, forming part of the normal flora and people can be asymptomatic carriers.
The transmission occurs by contact direct with a wound in an infected person or through droplets removed with the coughing, sneezing or talking.
He incubation period for the disease varies according to the clinical presentation, between 1 to 3 days.
Pharyngitis is diagnosed by bacterial cultures and is treated with antibioticswhose treatment of choice is penicillin.
Appropriate antibiotic treatment after the first 24 hours eliminates the ability to spread.
The hand hygiene and personal hygiene They can help control transmission.
In the presence of some symptoms it is important avoid self-medication with antibiotics and make a medical consultation.
In the case of receiving a medical indication for antibiotic treatment, it is essential to complete the scheme (do not shorten or abandon treatments early), since the inappropriate use of antibiotics promotes bacterial resistance, a fact that threatens their effectiveness in the future.
Sick people should avoid going to public places (work, school) and restrict household contacts.
In addition, it is important not to share objects for personal use (cutlery, glasses, towels, among others) and to ventilate the rooms properly and regularly.