Costa Rica is closing schools nationwide over a respiratory virus outbreak

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health announced this Monday the closure of schools across the country following an outbreak of a “respiratory virus” to halt transmission that has saturated Children’s Hospital services.

“As part of the respiratory virus health alert, the Department of Health is ordering a week-long break in the school calendar to interrupt the transmission that the Children’s Hospital services are busy,” the company said in a statement. , expecting to close from 11th to October.

“It is important to note that as of October 10, a total of 83 children were registered hospitalized for severe acute respiratory infections, most of whom are under 4 years old, and there were 20 children in intensive care at this specialized center. “, the Ministry of Health advanced in the letter.

Costa Rica is closing schools nationwide over a respiratory virus outbreak
Costa Rica is closing schools nationwide over a respiratory virus outbreak

Likewise, seven children with artificial respiration are waiting for a place in the various rooms in the emergency service. Of the total number of children hospitalized, only one corresponds to COVID-19.

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