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Press announcement

Rise of Respiratory Illnesses in China


There is an ongoing rise in respiratory illnesses in China, as in some other countries that are approaching the winter season.

As always, International SOS is monitoring the situation closely and publishing updates for our clients.

We encourage our clients to access that information through the Assistance App, Online Portal, and the Pandemic Preparedness Website, and sign up for email alerts.

International SOS medical staff and our other sources in China report children are particularly affected and the increase is due to known viruses and bacteria, including influenza, rhinovirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

The healthcare system is functioning and has adequate medical supplies.

While the number of people presenting for medical attention and the waiting time in some facilities has increased, some facilities have extended their outpatient operating hours.

International SOS advises following general hygiene measures and ensuring recommended vaccinations, including influenza and COVID-19 are up to date.

For media queries please refer to our media contacts page and contact the relevant media contact.