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1 Dec 2023

China Alerts of New Respiratory Illness Wave Post-Covid

Following a decline in mycoplasma pneumonia among children, Chinese health authorities warn of an anticipated increase in flu, adenovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus infections. This is expected to impact the broader population during China's first winter since lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Top pediatric centers in Beijing have reported mycoplasma being overtaken by these other pathogens as the most common. Decreases in mycoplasma rates have been noted in Tianjin and Shanghai. [Source](