For the fourth consecutive week, the influenza incidence rate in Aragon (334.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) exceeded the epidemic threshold, which is set at 59.6 cases this season.This is reflected in epidemiological bulletin, released this Thursday, shows the period from January 8 to 14. At that time, community emergency services treated 834 patients, 226 of whom required admission to hospital (7.1% of the total).
Public health authorities are confident the flu epidemic curve will peak soon. Actually, Adult incidence rates could have stabilized But the numbers remain high among children aged 0 to 4 years (716.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and children aged 5 to 14 years (716.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and children aged 5 to 14 years (437.8 cases). Although the vaccination campaign continues, it has been opened to the entire population this week, beyond those recommended so far. As the Ministry of Health admits, the response has been positive: at the five health centers in Zaragoza that are open from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, the agenda is almost full.
Respiratory infection continues Putting pressure on hospital emergency services. According to CSIF, there were 50 patients waiting to be admitted to the wards of the Miguel Servete University Hospital in Zaragoza on Thursday afternoon.
The Ministry of Health confirmed this morning that two digestive system patients, who had been in the emergency room for 83 hours at that time, were expected to be discharged throughout the day. Due to a lack of beds, another patient has been hospitalized for a total of 81 hours, and another patient has been hospitalized for a total of 52 hours. Both patients are in the psychiatric department.The health department acknowledged Wednesday The system lacks beds for acute psychiatric patients. There are 107 public resource hospital beds in Aragón: 30 in Servet, 20 in Clínico, 24 in Royo Villanova, 21 in San Jorge and 12 in Obispo Polanco.
The Ministry of Health also reported that at around 11:00 on Thursday, another patient had been waiting at the Servet Digestive Emergency Department for 71 hours. In this case, he was not admitted, not because of a lack of beds, but because he had to stay in the semi-critical area of Servet’s emergency room and be monitored so that he could go to the ward when his condition was stable. They clarified that in all cases, “they were patients in beds in the observation rooms, They are attended to and controlled by appropriate experts, just as they would be in a factory.“.