Beware of the triple epidemic in winter!

SAFAKNA TURKEY – Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Assoc. Dr. Vuslat Kechik Bosnia stressed that upper respiratory tract infections are more common during the winter months.

Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Assoc. Dr. Vuslat Kechik Bosnia, “The viral agents that cause upper respiratory tract infections are very numerous, and the most common of them are; influenza A and B, Covid 19 and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). We can see infections caused by these factors, both individually and as a triple epidemic with two to three viruses together,” he said, adding that the picture of the disease with these agents is more severe and lasts longer, especially in people with underlying disease.


Assoc. Dr. Vuslat Kechik Bosniy states that the most frequent complaints in patients are high fever, headache, severe muscle and joint pain, weakness, loss of appetite, cough, and mentions that if the patient has another chronic disease, these infections can turn into much more heavy forms. Pictures.

These viral diseases can be severe and even sometimes fatal in patients with concomitant chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, kidney disease, rheumatic, endocrine and metabolic disorders, and cancer patients.

Especially in infections of the respiratory system caused by RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) from these factors; Along with fever, complaints of coughing, rapid breathing and wheezing become more pronounced.


Once specimens and specimens needed for diagnosis are received, viral PCR tests and viral RNA are checked and treatment is planned and started quickly. Then, in case of complaints, antipyretics, analgesics and antiviral drugs are prescribed, and if necessary, serum.


Arguing that nutrition and bed rest are extremely important for these patients, Assoc. Dr. Bosnian, especially to protect against these viral diseases; It is extremely important to observe the general methods of protection and hygiene rules. “Washing hands and applying hand sanitizers, wearing a mask and sick people, especially if they have comorbidities or comorbidities, should go to the hospital early,” he said.

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