respiratory infections makarios children’s hospital

Escalating Respiratory Infections Fill Makarios Children’s Hospital

The primary cause of pediatric admissions to Makarios Children’s Hospital is acute bronchiolitis, primarily induced by the RSV virus. This condition accounts for the majority of cases, affecting infants under 12 months who are especially vulnerable due to their developing immune systems. Makarios Children’s Hospital is currently at 90% capacity due to a surge in respiratory infections, with acute bronchiolitis caused by the RSV virus being the most common ailment treated. The hospital is also attending to cases of COVID19, with four children currently hospitalized. Vigilance and preventative measures are being emphasized to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases.