The health department of New Mexico has issued an emergency

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) said that a public health emergency is there. So they issued a public health emergency order on Thursday. Officials said there is a notable strain on the healthcare system at this time. Due to the spike in pediatric cases and hospitalizations of respiratory viruses, NMDOH declared an emergency order. One of the viruses known to affect small children and babies is a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is spread through droplets produced by coughing and sneezing.

“We expand our social networks during the holidays, which is an important part of nurturing ourselves as human beings living in a complex world. However, at the same time we create more opportunities for respiratory viruses to spread,” said Acting Department of Health Secretary David Scrase, “It’s important to take steps to reduce the risk for respiratory viruses by practicing the good health and hygiene habits we’ve learned over the past few years as New Mexico nurses, doctors and hospital staff are facing another surge.”

“In light of the increasing numbers of children being hospitalized with RSV, and the number of children presenting to the Emergency Departments statewide, it is really important at this time to take these precautions recommended by the New Mexico Department of Health, especially not exposing our children to others that are currently experiencing respiratory symptoms,” said CHRISTUS St. Vincent Chief Medical Officer David Gonzales.

According to KRQE News,”The order was issued because hospitals and emergency rooms are being strained as they are seeing a surge in respiratory viruses.”

They also said, “New Mexico saw RSV cases begin to increase in October and November alongside other respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza.”

Now it is time to see that in the post Covid-19 era how the people react to this new of emergency.

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