Who: more attention should be paid to the risk of influenza in young children and pregnant women during the new outbreak

World Health Organization experts stressed on the 2nd that special attention should be paid to the influenza risk faced by young children and pregnant women during the new outbreak, and called on countries to strengthen influenza surveillance and detection.

Janet Diaz, head of the clinical department of who’s health emergency program, stressed at a press conference on the same day that young children and pregnant women have a higher risk of serious diseases caused by influenza, but the proportion of new severe diseases is relatively small. If these two groups of people do show symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection, they must be tested first before targeted treatment can be taken.

Maria van kelckhoff, technical director of who’s health emergency program, said that although it is still unclear what situation the northern hemisphere will face in the coming influenza season, the influenza surveillance system is in place. As the new outbreak continues to rage, she recommends that people at high risk of influenza be vaccinated this year.

in addition, who director general Tan Desai was previously confirmed to have been isolated from work at home due to exposure to new coronavirus infection. At present, he has no symptoms. Michael Ryan, executive director of who’s emergency program, said the director general is in good health. According to who regulations, there is no request for a new crown test, and when the test will depend on whether there are symptoms or other conditions. Focus