Viral infections in children are on the rise - How are the symptoms transmitted
Viral infections have been on the rise in recent weeks, mainly affecting young children
Viral infections have been on the rise in recent weeks, mainly affecting young children.
Speaking on Radio Proto, Dr. Avraam Ilias, Director of the Pediatric Clinic of the Makarios Hospital, said that during this period mainly gastrointestinal infections are detected, which can cause acute gastroenteritis or microbial gastroenteritis.
Usually these viruses, he said, in the summer can be transmitted from the sea or the pool.
In the case of acute gastroenteritis, the child presents with dizziness, vomiting or a tendency to vomit, diarrheal stools and abdominal pain.
In microbial gastroenteritis, fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools occur, and children are likely to be hospitalized due to dehydration.
Regarding the so-called air conditioner disease, Dr. Ilias, said that the filters of the air conditioners develop fungi and other pathogenic organisms, which if not cleaned every year, are dispersed into the environment as a result of which the person gets an infection, Legionnaires' disease.
This can happen mostly from air conditioners that use droplets rather than closed type air conditioners.