Adenovirus infections soar, Hanoi prepares to deal with epidemics

Hanoi has recorded a rapid increase in the number of children infected with adenovirus in recent weeks, and hospitals have prepared more beds and treatment medicines.

Accordingly, medical examination and treatment facilities are required by the Department of Health to prepare enough hospital beds and treatment medicines. The medical team at Dong Da General Hospital and Saint Paul General Hospital also actively added knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of patients with adenovirus infection.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) strengthens surveillance of the epidemic situation to promptly respond and communicate to people to prevent the disease.

A representative of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology said that no adenovirus outbreaks in the community have been recorded.

A doctor at Thanh Nhan Hospital examines a child with adenovirus. Image: Chile

The number of adenovirus infections is increasing in Hanoi. Bach Mai Hospital, Thanh Nhan General Hospital, Ha Dong each recorded more than 100 sick children. The National Children’s Hospital received more than 1,300 infections, 4% of which required hospitalization. The total number of cases recorded so far this year is more than 1,000, of which three children died.

The number of pediatric patients has skyrocketed in a short time, causing many hospitals to run out of beds, children to be put in bed, and even refuse to be admitted to the hospital. Medical experts are concerned that pediatric patients in high-risk groups such as severe, complicated diseases or require surgical intervention… increase the risk of death when infected with adenovirus.

Adenoviruses are a common group of viruses that commonly infect the lining of the eyes, airways, lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They can cause fever, cough, sore throat, diarrhea and pink eye.

The disease occurs more often in children than in adults, but the virus can generally infect any age. Most children have at least one type of adenovirus by age 10. Symptoms are usually mild and clear up on their own after a few days, but can be more severe in people with weakened immune systems.



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