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  • Korea: More infants, toddlers coming down with adenovirus infections: KDCA

    Source: https://www.koreabiomed.com/news/art...ml?idxno=21884

    More infants, toddlers coming down with adenovirus infections: KDCA
    기자명 Kim Yoon-mi Published 2023.08.22 11:07


    ​An increasing number of Korean children aged six or younger are suffering from adenovirus infections, presenting cold symptoms like fever, cough, and pink eye, the government said.

    According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the number of hospitalized individuals with adenovirus infections in the Aug.6-Aug.12 week shot up to 636, more than double the number showed in the same period of 2018 (258) and 2019 (292).

    Also, the agency’s sample surveillance of nine types of acute respiratory infections showed that the proportion of patients with adenovirus infections among respiratory outpatients at hospitals and clinics was 28.5 percent in the second week of August, more than double from 13.7 percent shown three weeks ago.

    Adenovirus infections are most common in infants and children up to age six...





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