Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and large airways occurring in young children. The illness may begin with a runny nose, followed several days later by a harsh, barky (seal-like) cough, and hoarse voice. As the windpipe below the voice box narrows, noisy breathing (stridor) occurs as the child breathes in. Symptoms of croup often start suddenly during the night when the child awakens with a cough. Fever frequently is present.
MRSA is short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a common bacteria that can live on the skin and in the nose and does not usually cause any harm. MRSA refers to the type of staphylococcal bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. It is often resistant to other types of antibiotics as well.
VRE is short for Vancomycin Resist-ance Enterococci. Enterococci are bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract (bowels) of most individuals and generally do not cause harm. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is a type of enterococci that is resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. If a person has an infection caused by VRE it can be more difficult to treat.
How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
In French. Le virus respiratoire syncytial, communément appelé RSV d’après son nom en anglais, est la cause la plus fréquente d’une infection des voies respiratoires inférieures chez les bébés et les jeunes enfants. / How RSV is spread, what the symptoms are, how it is treated.
Parents and families play an important role in the NICU. Here are some things you can do to promote safety and help to protect your baby from infection.