Experts warn of two viruses: Children’s complaints of fever, vomiting and diarrhea skyrocketed

The number of pediatric patients admitted to emergency departments with complaints of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea has increased. According to experts, this is due to norovirus, adenovirus and rotavirus.

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Ege University Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department Head Prof. Dr. Zafer Kurugöl pointed out that children should take plenty of fluids and antipyretics during this process, and said that children with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea should definitely be taken to a health institution.

According to the news of Demet Demirkır from Habertürk 39-40 degrees fever is seen especially in pediatric patients who came recently. Among other symptoms, there are complaints of conjunctivitis (red eye disease).

Professor Kurugol said: “There is an adenovirus epidemic right now. Adenovirus is detected especially in cases who go to the hospital with high fever, cough and vomiting. Norovirus is also seen in those who have diarrhea and vomiting along with fever. These viruses affect older children, including preschoolers and school-age children.”

According to experts, students did not have enough contact and remained unfamiliar with the virus, especially since they stayed at home for a long time during the pandemic.

Kurugöl stated that in case of fever, vomiting and diarrhea, it is absolutely necessary to go to a health institution.Noroviruses account for 60-95% of diarrheal outbreaks caused by viruses. The main transmission is through the mouth and faeces. Contagion is common in nurseries and nurseries, refugee camps, holiday camps, hospitals, schools, restaurants, ships, military units and families. said.

The reason for the vomiting and diarrhea complaints in Bilecik is the ‘norovirus’ in the water source.

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