He hits hard, not looking at anyone’s face. Not even the little ones: seasonal influenza, known this year as “Australian”, affects thousands and thousands of Paduans and in such a serious way, that three children were hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit of the Padua Hospital. .
These figures are provided by Professor Leviana da Dalt, Director of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, who – interviewed by Antenna 3 – adds: «In the first two weeks of December we already have 25 hospitalizations in pediatrics: Therefore, we have already exceeded the numerical sense for the entire month of November, which means that we are witnessing an important boom ». For this occasion, the “mobile clinics” used outside the pediatric emergency room in the first Covid waves were also reopened, in order to isolate affected children in the first stages of visits: it is not excluded that if cases increase further, others may be added as well. But why are children affected in this way? “Because they attend society – Da Dalt explains – and are easily exposed to these infections, especially if they are very young because they do not have a ‘flu memory’ at the level of antibodies.”
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