Drawing attention to the increase in adenovirus cases in children, Exp. dr. Yeliz Polat said that the infection spread especially in schools and parks, and that hand washing frequency should be paid attention to.
Adenovirus usually affects the eyes and upper respiratory tract, Polat emphasized that it is more severe especially in children between 6 months and 2 years old. The incubation period of the disease shows itself after 2 days to 2 weeks.
Polat; Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and difficulty in swallowing can be seen. Conjunctivitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, middle ear infection or fever may occur. A harsh cough, such as whooping cough, may also occur. It may cause bleeding and redness in the eyes, but it does not affect vision. Some types affect the intestines, causing abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. If it affects the bladder, blood may appear in the urine and may cause pain when urinating. Very rarely, it can cause meningitis and encephalitis.
Objects such as toys should be cleaned and disinfected
Polat said that adenovirus infections are common in schools. He also emphasized that children should be taught the habit of washing their hands frequently during this period. And he said that the frequent disinfection of toys in schools is contagious.