In the present time, India is facing more and more cases of viral infections. A number of viruses are affecting childs and adults. The majority of people find it challenging to distinguish between the illnesses because of how similar their symptoms are.
According to several studies, it has been discovered that adenovirus, H3N2 influenza virus and Covid-19 collectively, can be responsible for millions of hospitalizations. Confusion is being caused among the general public by these viral diseases. So, here we will be explaining all the information regarding these three viral infections.
What is adenovirus?
Adenovirus is a virus that affects our lungs, airways, eyes, nervous system and urinary tract. This viral infection mostly affects children more than adults, and can cause mild to severe symptoms. People with adenovirus infection may experience symptoms, such as:
If you experience any of these symptoms for quite a long time, then you should consult with your doctor.
What is H3N2 influenza?
H3N2 is a subtype of the influenza A virus, which is presently spreading rapidly in our country. The H3N2 virus mainly causes respiratory infection. This virus can be transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets in the air, or direct contact with a contaminated object. The severity of this viral infection is much similar to any other seasonal flu. However, it can be fatal to pregnant women if not treated right away.
The symptoms of this virus are nearly identical to those of other seasonal infections since it affects the respiratory system. People may experience:
The symptoms may seem similar and mild, but can cause severe health complications to some people. People with severe cases may experience difficulty in swallowing, and breathing issues. Therefore, if you experience these symptoms then do not take them lightly and call your doctor.
What is Covid-19 infection?
Nearly we all are well aware about covid-19, as this has taken millions of lives around the whole world. SARs-CoV-2 virus is responsible for the covid-19 infection, which can cause mild to severe health complications. This virus also spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets and by touching contaminated surfaces. People with covid-19 infection may experience:
Also, remember that the severity of this virus varies from person to person. Similarly, not everyone will experience the above mentioned symptoms, because the new strains of virus do not show any symptoms at all.
How do these infractions spread?
What is the cause of these infections?
All the three viruses behind the infections are very transmittable. These viruses spread somewhat in a similar manner. However, the causes behind these infections are different, which will help you to differentiate between these three viruses.
How are these viral infections diagnosed?
Doctors use multiple diagnostic tests to confirm a diagnosis. Here is the diagnostic procedure of these infections explained below.
If your child is having symptoms of adenovirus, the doctors may order several diagnostic tests. Diagnostic tests may include:
According to WHO, RT-PCR has higher sensitivity than rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs). Also the accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic test results depends on the condition in which they are used. For this reason, doctors recommend a H3N2 Plus influenza profile test in order to diagnose H3N2 infection.
Covid 19 RT PCR Test is the main testing for diagnosing a covid-19 infection. Your doctor may carry out any of the following procedures to get the sample needed for this test.
After the diagnosis of a covid-19 infection, your doctor may perform a chest CT scan in order to understand how much the infection has spread.
How can you prevent yourself from these infections?
Nowadays, several viral infections are plaguing people, thus it is crucial to safeguard yourself and your family against contracting these infections. Here are a few preventive measures for these infections.
How can you prevent spreading these viruses?
If you are already infected with any of these infections, then take some simple steps to stop further spreading.
Currently, no treatments are available for adenovirus infection, doctors only recommend medicines to relieve the symptoms. Also, some adenovirus and H3N2 infections may get better with time. However, all three viral infections can be severe for some people, so it is always important to notice your symptoms to get immediate medical help.