BAG: the Federal government no longer seeks all of the Corona-Infected

The Coronavirus spreads in Switzerland is growing rapidly. On Friday the number of confirmed infections rose to over 200. Switzerland stand in front of an epi

BAG: the Federal government no longer seeks all of the Corona-Infected

The Coronavirus spreads in Switzerland is growing rapidly. On Friday the number of confirmed infections rose to over 200. Switzerland stand in front of an epidemic wave, said Daniel Koch from the Swiss Federal office for health (BAG) on the Friday before the media. And increasingly, you will also lose the control over the number of the Infected. Because around 80 percent of the patients in whom the disease takes a mild course, will be tested hardly. Anyone who has symptoms of a flu or a cold, including cough or fever, not to report in the hospitals, but to stay at home, said cook, head of the division of communicable diseases in the BAG.

health Minister Alain Berset and Koch appealed to the population, at the weekend, in mild disease the emergency symptoms to storm shots. "Because of the increasing number of cases, the health facilities are under a lot of pressure," said Berset. The target must now be the hospital capacity is kept free for persons with severe progression of the disease. Currently there are, according to the cook Corona-patients in the hospitals who were hospitalized for Isolation, but no hospital need care. For capacity reasons, the hospitals could not accommodate such patients.

laboratory capacity

The change in Practice relieves the hospitals, however, results in Switzerland are increasingly losing the control over the spread of the disease. Because patients with flu-like symptoms, and are typically tested on the Coronavirus. Area-wide Tests are due to the laboratory capacity is not possible. Also, who is returning from a risk area in Italy, and then only mild symptoms should stay at home, without test.

If, however, Corona-patients will not be identified with a mild course, as such, threaten members to infect. "Most of the Transfers take place now to home," says cook. It's not infected but also the contact to Corona had patients. However, the risk increases that members of Sufferers spreading the Virus further, if you go to work. And this you are to do according to the chef, as long as you show no symptoms of the disease. The risk of contagion in these cases is relatively small.

doctor's testimony tried after five days

A certain amount of control over the dissemination of in Switzerland, to keep the BAG still. Corona-infections are newly recorded in the Sentinella reporting system, the seasonal flu is detected. In this System, it is an extrapolation from the tested cases. to relieve the load

the health system, employers should request a medical certificate only from the fifth day of absence. And companies should grant their employees flexible working hours so you no longer need to use at peak times public transport. Less densely occupied trains, the risk of infection reduced.

The Federal government is now focusing mainly on the protection of the vulnerable population: people over 65, and generally speaking, on those with pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory problems, immune weakness, Diabetes or hypertension. Because you have severe or critical disease threatening gradients, the hospital care for, or even a briefing on the intensive care unit require. Berset and cooking call for solidarity with groups at risk. Therefore, hygiene should be adhered to rules and the Social Distancing will be practiced. "We need to protect the vulnerable groups especially," said Berset. Because there is a new Virus such as Sars-CoV-2, no immunity and no vaccine.

Created: 06.03.2020, 21:51 PM

Updated Date: 06 March 2020, 22:00

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