Flu on the rise among children in TN


Children are hospitalized because of the Flu increase increasing on children’s bodies across several districts of Tamil Nadu state. Many hospitals are increasing the admission of the flu virus.

Because of the virus’s malady, Many students are absent from schools where the disease is increasing day by day in the kid’s bodies as well as in colleges also the same situation.

Doctors are saying about the situation of flu in children’s bodies at the hospitals where the patients are coming with the Flu infections such as fever, cold, and cough from the past few days across the state of Tamil Nadu. 25 percent increased virus patients.

Professor of Pediatrics in a Government Medical College in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Manonmani. G  when speaking with the media said, “Covid-19 protocols are not followed, They are coming without masks, and this is the main one of reasons to increase flu in children.”

She said that new forms of viruses are present among the samples taken for research and most of the children are affected by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) which has replaced pneumonia as the common causative agent of common cold and fever among children.

Dr. Manonmani also said that after more relaxations from pandemic protocols, viruses are coming back with a vengeance. She said that certain viruses which mutate often are also present in the test samples during research and that it was a matter of concern.

Doctors also said that Human parainfluenza virus- 3 (Respiratory illness associated with bronchiolitis, bronchi, and pneumonia), rhinovirus, and influenza B virus are commonly seen during this season from the samples being tested.

Dr. Bindu Menon, a virologist at Madurai medical college said that there are some emerging viruses that have never been seen before and added that all these viruses are getting hosts and that the transmission rates are on the increase.

She said that the flu is only for three to four days in children, but the children are into prolonged coughs for three weeks and are not responding to even cough syrups.

The Children’s wards in almost all the government hospitals in many districts of Tamil Nadu are full as the admission rates due to fever and cold are on the rise.


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