Between giggles and first bursts of laughter, a few sighs escape. Sitting on her play mat, Izore, who will soon be six months old, has been struggling to breathe for several weeks. At the beginning of November, the little brunette with big dark gray eyes developed the first bronchiolitis, then the second, then the third… from which she was still not cured.
This winter, with an average rate of 7,000 emergency room visits per week, up from 10,000 at the peak of the epidemic in late November, bronchiolitis affected nearly 50,000 infants. Victims of a particularly violent epidemic have overwhelmed pediatric services, with a third of them even hospitalized in the intensive care unit. It would take as many as 15,000 children for more or less long-term effects to emerge.
Very difficult first months of life for such small children. During the second infectious episode, Isaure’s condition deteriorated rapidly, prompting fears of hospitalization. “We were looking at him…
Source: Le Figaro
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