Fever after swimming, 21 children tested positive for the virus! How to prevent?

[Source: Foshan Release]

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Recently, Shifang City, Sichuan

Some parents reported that several children were in a local swimming pool

Fever and other symptoms appeared successively after swimming

Sichuan Shifang City Joint Investigation and Disposal Working Group issued a notice saying that children’s illness is caused by adenovirus, and has ordered The swimming pool involved was closed for rectification, and the swimming pool was investigated and dealt with in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.


< span>What is an adenovirus? Another new virus?

Adenovirus is not a new virus, it actually already exists in nature.

●It is one of the common pathogens of acute respiratory infectious diseases, which can cause infection of various tissues such as respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract and eye conjunctiva.

●The population is generally susceptible, more common in children.

●It can be popular all year round, and it mostly occurs in crowded places such as schools, kindergartens, and military camps.


What are the symptoms of adenovirus infection?

(1) Fever

Suddenly hot , lasting 7-10 days

(2) sore throat

< p>Laryngeal ulcer, pharyngeal congestion, etc.

(3) Cough

It is often an irritating dry cough, and in severe cases, shortness of breath, nasal flaring, etc. may occur

(4) Gastrointestinal symptoms

abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite

(5) Conclusion Meningitis

The symptoms of eye irritation and secretion increased, and the eye congestion was obvious

A few can develop severe pneumonia and even lead to death. In particular, people with weak immune systems, chronic respiratory diseases, and heart disease are at higher risk for severe illness.


How are people infected with adenovirus?

Droplet transmission

is a respiratory infection The main mode of transmission of adenovirus, such as when a patient coughs or sneezes.

Contact Spread

Such as hands touching objects contaminated with adenovirus or surfaces, touching the mouth, nose or eyes without washing hands.

fecal-oral transmission

Digestive tract infection with adenovirus can be transmitted through theSpread through the feces of an infected person, such as during a diaper change.

In addition, adenovirus can also be transmitted through water, such as adenovirus-contaminated swimming pool water can cause pharyngeal conjunctiva Called “pool fever”.


How to prevent adenovirus infection?

There is currently no adenovirus vaccine available for the general population. The following points should be done in daily life:

(1) Wash hands frequently and avoid using Unclean hands touch eyes, nose and mouth.

(2) Usually, it is advisable to eat light food, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and pay attention to exercise.

(3) In summer, try to avoid swimming in swimming pools with poor sanitary conditions; if you have cold symptoms or other discomfort, avoid swimming in public swimming pools.

(4) In winter and spring, strengthen indoor ventilation, try not to go to crowded public places, and wear masks when going out.

Do you understand?

Going for a swim in summer

Practice good personal hygiene

Choose a clean public swimming pool

Don’t let the adenovirus go organic Take it!

Editorial Department of Foshan Release

Source: Dongguan CDC

Editor in Charge: Chen Shuang

Reviewer: Li Lin, Chen Wanping


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