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Ministry of Health reveals details of medicines to fight 7 respiratory viruses in winter


By Walid Abdel Salam

Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 07:00 AM

The Ministry of Health and Population, in conjunction with the onset of winter, revealed the details of the Ministry’s medicines to combat influenza waves, stressing that when winter begins, the activity of many viruses that cause respiratory infections increases.

The Ministry of Health and Population said that viruses that cause respiratory infections are often spread by droplets contaminated with the virus in the air, which is the result of coughing, sneezing or talking with a patient infected with the virus, some of which contain the virus. Spread through saliva.

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghafar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said: “The most common viruses transmitted through saliva are rhinoviruses, influenza, emerging coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, trophozoite virus and Epstein-Barr virus, respiratory viruses cause most of the symptoms affecting the patient. Share, the most common include sneezing, mild fever, headache, sore throat, cough, muscle aches and loss of appetite.

Ministry of Health and Population spokesman Dr. Hosam Abdel Ghafar explained that most people usually recover from respiratory viral infections without needing special treatment, but those with severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

He continued: “The Ministry of Health and Population recommends influenza vaccination, good healthy nutrition, ventilation and regular cleaning of hands and surfaces, using tissues when sneezing and coughing.”

Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghafar said: Evidence from monitoring centers attached to the Ministry of Health and Population indicates that respiratory virus infections are on the rise this year due to the onset of winter. The same rates were recorded in the beginning of winter in the last four years.

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Dr. Hossam Hosni, head of the Scientific Committee to Combat Corona at the Ministry of Health and Population, said that as all inquiries to obtain vaccines are submitted, inquiries can be made through the hotline 105 on serum and vaccines.

The head of the Scientific Committee to Fight Corona of the Ministry of Health and Population added that the hotline 105 is open 24 hours a day to provide all inquiries and necessary support to citizens concerned about their health. Serum and Vaccine Centers are spread across 27 governorates and provide their services to citizens in an organized manner.

He continued: “Influenza can be considered a simple disease that often does not require medical interventions, but there are cases when the intensity and severity of the infection increase, and the patient may be forced to enter the hospital. These situations are life-threatening.

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