Mexicali, (Notimex) .- The Secretary of State for Health recommends, before low temperatures are registered in the entity, to take the necessary steps to protect health, to prevent acute respiratory infections and influenza.
The head of the department, Guillermo Trejo Dozal, explained that in winter it is common for these images to appear, which is why they were asked to cover the nose, mouth and ears of children under five years and older adults, who are vulnerable groups .
He stressed that before low season temperatures, it is important to consider the following preventative steps: heating, avoid sudden changes in temperature and wind.
Eat fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit and guava; wash your hands frequently, especially after coming into contact with a sick person, covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid greeting both kisses or hands directly, to avoid transmission of the virus, wash the equipment used by sick people with hot water and soap to eliminate the possibility of infection.
He added that it is important for parents to identify signs and symptoms of children with acute respiratory infections: rapid breathing, shortness of breath for drinking or breastfeeding, more than three days with fever, purulent tonsils or ear pain.
He pointed out that in the winter of 2018-2019, there were 18,379 consultations for acute respiratory infections in the general population and 4,123 in children under five years.
In addition, there is a call to apply vaccines against influenza in health units in the health sector, and if there is an alarm, do not treat yourself and immediately go to the nearest health unit to your home.