Norovirus and adenovirus attention, which is an emergency for children!

In recent days, the number of hospital admissions for children with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea has increased.

Noting that the number of applications for emergency services has increased with these complaints, Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Emergency Medicine Clinic Education Officer Prof. Dr. Dr. Ozgur Karsioglu“Intestinal infection (acute gastroenteritis – AGE) is an infection with diarrhea, often caused by food-borne microbial factors, affecting intestinal cells, and various microorganisms ranging from viruses to amoebae. , Adenovirus and rotavirus are the most common causes.

If the treatment does not reduce the fever …

Easy University Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jafar Kurugol, “Especially recently, children have been suffering from high fever (39-40 degrees), nausea, vomiting, sometimes diarrhea and conjunctivitis (red eye disease) which does not subside despite treatment. According to the test, adenovirus and norovirus are the most common Those who have applied to the hospital, ”he said.

Adenovirus and norovirus attention!

Professor Dr. Kurugul goes on to say: “Currently, there is an adenovirus epidemic. Adenovirus is detected especially in people who go to the hospital with high fever, cough and vomiting. Norovirus is also found in people with fever, diarrhea and vomiting. These viruses are in preschool and school age.” Affects older children, including infants.

Professor Dr. Kurugul said, “Since the children were exposed to the epidemic for a long time, they were unfamiliar with the viruses, did not have adequate contact. So, when they are exposed to these viruses again, they respond very quickly. As well as adenoviruses and neuroniviruses. These are due to closure. “As the disease decreases during their period, the reduced blood circulation decreases the immune system of the society and they become more exposed. For viruses. Vaccination rates have also dropped, “he said.

Bacteria can be mixed with the infection

Referring to adenovirus and norovirus viral infections, Professor. Dr. Kurugöl said, “However, these viruses increase blood quality in an attractive way. As long as there is a bacterial infection, they cannot be separated from bacterial infections because they increase the value. So many of our colleagues have to be given antibiotics. However, antibiotics have no effect. “

If you have fever, vomiting and diarrhea, you must go to a health center

Children should take plenty of fluids and antipyretics in this process, said Professor. Dr. Kurugol goes on to say: “Children lose a lot of water due to both fever and vomiting and thus their fever increases. This creates a vicious circle. So these children should be given plenty of fluids.” Apart from these, we can improve the figure. No and the situation could get worse. From this perspective, children with high fever, vomiting and diarrhea must be taken to a health facility, “he said.

About 60-95 percent of diarrhea outbreaks are caused by norovirus

Professor Dr. 60zgür Karcıoğlu said: “Diarrhea caused by the virus produces 60-95% of norovirus epidemics. Major infections are oral and fecal infections. Outbreaks of norovirus are usually caused by person-to-person contact (35%), contaminated water (drinking water). Pool water, lake water, ice cubes) and food (oysters such as oysters, oysters, salads, ice cream, cold foods, sandwiches, etc.). “The virus is relatively resistant to heat and chlorination, which facilitates its transmission with water. And food. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated over a long period of time (over 3 weeks) and are at an all-time high within the first 24-48 hours, “he said.

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