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Maternity of Campinas registers outbreak of syncytial virus and blocks beds

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.

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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.


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