Maternity of Campinas registers outbreak of syncytial virus and blocks beds
Due to the occurrence of a respiratory syncytial virus outbreak, the Maternidade de Campinas decided to suspend hospitalizations in the neonatal intensive care unit, where newborn infants are born premature or at risk.
There are four cases of babies with the health condition. According to the institution, the measure is preventive, to avoid new cases. The hospital continues to function normally for clinical, surgical and gynecological cases.
Syncytial virus is a major cause of respiratory infections in newborns and young children. Respiratory syncytial virus infection may be severe in some cases, especially in preterm infants and infants with underlying health conditions.
The clinical picture of infants remains stable and further monitoring is recommended to prevent the spread of the virus.
Given the determination of the Municipal Health Secretary (SMS), the Maternidade de Campinas, until the situation is normalized, will be carrying out the hospitalization only of low-risk pregnant women of 37 completed or more gestational weeks and that, , are in labor.
Also according to the determination of the Municipal Health Department, Maternity informs that it maintains the block of beds for scheduled cesareans and high-risk pregnant women.
Furthermore, they are not being accepted transfers of newborns and pregnant women from other hospitals until the situation is fully resolved.
From yesterday until 9am five maternity deliveries were performed today. The average daily rate is 30 deliveries per day.
Preventing the Syncytial Virus
The guidance of doctors is that at this time of year, parents of newborns avoid agglomerations and receive visits from relatives and friends who have common symptoms of influenza.
Dentists are playing an active role in helping patients address potentially serious breathing problems that occur during sleep. The American Dental Association defines apnea obstructive sleep disorder as a disorder in which breathing is interrupted for short periods of time during sleep. In a review article published in the May 9, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers report that a periodic lack of oxygen in the blood can cause harmful effects throughout the body.
The vaccine against the zika virus developed by the Evandro Chagas Institute was able to prevent transmission of the disease in mice and monkeys and during gestation of mouse females. According to a report released last week by Nature Communications, this is one of the most advanced studies to provide a vaccine against the disease that can protect women and children from microcephaly and other neurological changes caused by the virus.