According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Adenoviruses are viruses that typically cause respiratory illness, mild cold, or flu-like illness.
Respiratory illnesses caused by adenovirus include non-COVID coronavirus, influenza, para influenza, rhinovirus, and pneumococci.
The most common symptoms of adenovirus infections are,
Although anyone can get it, the city health department has especially asked those with a family history of similar illness to be extra cautious.
Moreover, young children are vulnerable, especially those who have Co-morbidity – prematurity, low birth weight, congenital heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, neurological disability, renal disease , malignancy, malnutrition and immunocompromised state.
There is no one treatment for adenoviral flu. For milder cases, at-home management is advised. This includes,
Symptomatic care to keep down a fever - Paracetamol can help, but should not be taken more than 5 times a day.
Adequate hydration and feeding.
ORS for diarrhoea.
Monitoring of temperature, fast breathing, general activity, oral intake and urine output.
Report to health care facilities if danger signs develop.
Serious cases may need hospitalisation.