No recent RSV cases in Jordan, ministry says

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health has not registered any respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases in the duration of a week, a ministry official said on Wednesday, according to Khaberni. اضافة اعلان

The Kingdom has not witnessed any unexpected increase in respiratory diseases, said the head of the ministry’s Communicable Diseases Department, Mohamed Al-Hawarat. “If we compare the case numbers with those recorded over the same period last year, we see very low numbers for this year.”

The ministry is informed of all cases treated in hospitals and health centers in Jordan, and it follows up on a list of 44 diseases through the monitoring division of the Communicable Diseases Department, Hawarat explained.

Early spread of seasonal virusesSeasonal respiratory viruses began to spread through the Kingdom earlier than normal, in early November of last year.

Member of the National Committee for Epidemiology, Najwa Khoury, had told Jordan News at the time that the influenza and RSV viruses spreading through the Kingdom are common seasonal illnesses.

“What is new, however, is that they all spread at the same time following an immunity gap, resulting from the precautionary measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic”, she pointed out.

An immunity gap develops when the immune system gets a break from being exposed to a mix of common pathogens that typically cause diseases.

Khoury insisted on the importance of the continuous precautionary measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

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