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The Med & Mic™ 11.27.23
A medical news blog post
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China Overwhelmed with Sick Kids
China’s hospitals have exceeded capacity with children admitted for respiratory illnesses and pneumonia-like symptoms.
Chinese health authorities say they have found no unusual or novel diseases.
The WHO is monitoring the situation.
Infections with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (“walking pneumonia” with sore throat, fatigue, and a lingering cough) have been noted in children five to 14.
(Source: The Independent, S. Mishra, AR Sarkar, 11.17.23)
First Human Case of Pig Flu Strain
As part of routine flu surveillance, Britain has detected the first human case of influenza A(H1N2)v, which is similar to a pig flu virus.
The infected individual had mild symptoms and has recovered. Contacts are being monitored.
Fifty other human cases have occurred with this virus around the world since 2005, but this particular strain is different.
(Source: Reuters, S. Young, 11.27.23)
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