Covid and Adenovirus: Corona cases are continuously increasing. This virus is infecting everyone from elders to children. apart from covid in children adenovirus Cases are also coming. Doctors say that double infection of covid and adenovirus can also happen. If a child gets such an infection, it can prove to be fatal. In such a situation, there is a need to take special care of the health of the children.
Both covid and adenovirus are infectious viral diseases and usually involve infection of the respiratory tract. Adenovirus cases are coming in the country for a long time. Most cases are being reported in West Bengal. The states of Maharashtra and Karnataka have also reported cases of this virus. According to health officials, the number of sick and dead children is responsible for the mutation in adenovirus.
need to take care of children
Director, Department of Pediatrics, Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital Dr. Shishir Paul It is said that there has been a recent increase in the cases of adenovirus in India. After getting infected with this virus, only flu-like symptoms come in the beginning. Symptoms include common cold, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, red and painful eyes (pink eye), ear pain, and rapid and difficult breathing. The symptoms of Covid are also similar. In such a situation, it is necessary to identify both these viruses and get them treated on time.
Worryingly, adenovirus infection, like COVID, affects all ages; in 2016, the Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that 75 million episodes of diarrhea in those under five were due to adenovirus infection. Whooping cough, influenza, parainfluenza, and respiratory syncytial virus infections occurred equally.
condition may worsen
According to Dr. Shishir Paul, both corona and adenovirus can cause respiratory infection. Adenoviruses can cause bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and ARDS, with a risk of myocarditis, meningoencephalitis, or hepatitis. This risk is especially high in children with low immunity.
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Take care of cleanliness to avoid both viruses
wash your hands and eat
Consult a doctor if you have flu symptoms
do not self-medicate
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