Hot weather continues… Why is the ‘flu epidemic’ unstoppable?
The hot weather continues with daytime temperatures hovering around 30 degrees. However, the number of flu patients, which were usually seen in cold weather or during the changing seasons, is increasing recently. The number of patients with COVID-19 is also on the rise.
Reporter Jo Bo-kyung covered the reason토토사이트.
In warm weather, people dress lightly.
Many people spread out mats and enjoy the sun.
The weather is approaching summer like this, but the flu epidemic is not breaking.
Last week, the number of suspected flu cases per 1,000 outpatients was 23.4, which is five times higher than the prevalence standard of 4.9 this season.
It increased by 26.5% from four weeks ago.
[Lee Tae-rim/Yangpyeong-dong, Seoul: They say that there are many children who have had a cold for almost a month, and there are so many patients even if you go to the local hospital. My kids have been taking medicine for almost 3 weeks or more… ]
In particular, children between the ages of 7 and 12 are the most common, followed by adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18.
[Kim Min-song/Galhyeon-dong, Seoul: It took about a week ago. I have a friend who has a lot of fever, and a friend who has a lot of cough or phlegm. I have friends who can’t come to school because they are very sick.] The
number of flu patients usually decreases in spring, but this year the epidemic is getting longer.
Experts analyzed the impact of mitigating corona quarantine measures.
[Kim Woo-joo/Professor of Infectious Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital: Washing your hands or wearing a mask has relieved a lot of tension, and many meetings and travels are intertwined with it, so the flu epidemic does not end… ]
In addition, as the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases has recently been on the rise, it is more important than ever to follow personal hygiene rules such as hand washing.