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Paediatricians on alert: stand by for surge in pneumonia-related ...


Child health

Paediatricians on alert: stand by for surge in pneumonia-related infections

Pneumonia and LRTIs are set to make a strong comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, warns NICD

Senior science reporter

Paediatricians and ICU staff need to be prepared: this year will see a surge in children and infants admitted to hospital with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs).

That’s according to the National Institute for Communicable Disease, which says that non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent Covid-19 brought the number right down over the past two years.

With several restrictions lifted, numbers will spring up again and surpass earlier levels by about 32% as a rebound effect after two good seasons...

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