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  • Vietnam: Adenovirus infection in children increases dramatically: Hanoi Hospital

    Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/adenovirus...tal/238736.vnp

    Adenovirus infection in children increases dramatically: Hospital
    The number of children affected with Adenovirus has dramatically increased since August, according to the National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi.
    VNA Wednesday, September 21, 2022 20:46

    Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The number of children affected with Adenovirus has dramatically increased since August, according to the National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi.

    According to the hospital’s statistics, from August 1 to September 12, the hospital recorded 412 children infected with Adenovirus, more than the total number of infections last year and up more than 44% compared to the same period in 2021.

    Notably, since the beginning of the year, there have been six deaths of children infected with the virus.

    In the week from September 5 to 11 alone, the hospital registered 151 new cases of the virus, an increase of nearly 2.2 times compared to the previous week.

    According to Associated Prof. Dr. Le Thi Hong Hanh, director of the hospital’s Respiratory Centre, Adenovirus is divided into seven groups from A to G, of which there are more than 50 types causing diseases in many organs of the human body.

    The most common illnesses caused by Adenovirus infection are upper and lower respiratory tract infections, eye conjunctivitis or pinkeye, gastrointestinal diseases including diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea, cystitis, encephalitis and meningitis, the doctor said.

    The diseases caused by Adenovirus appear all year round but especially thrive at the time of seasons changing such as from spring to summer or autumn to winter...

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