Respiratory virus cases among schoolchildren are on the rise

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AMMAN — The number of cases of respiratory viruses, especially influenza, are on the rise in Jordanian schools, said respiratory disease and intensive care consultant Mohammad Al-Tarawneh on Sunday.اضافة اعلان

The consultant attributed the spread of viruses to overcrowded classrooms, according to Khaberni.

He called on the authorities and parents to teach children proper coughing and sneezing etiquette. He also recommended that students be vaccinated and wear masks as a precaution.

Students should wash their hands continuously and those infected with viruses should be kept at a distance from their peers, Tarawneh added.

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