Saturday , April 17 2021

Last month, 41 people arrived at the Constanta City Hospital for Infectious Diseases. What happened?



According to representatives from Constanta City Hospital, in the second half of October, 51 cases of acute diarrhea were diagnosed in Constanta. Of these, 41 cases were hospitalized.

Acute diarrhea shows an increase in the frequency of feces at three or more, with a watery or reduced consistency. Most of the time, this stool is the result of an infection of the digestive tract (caused by a virus or bacteria) accompanied by dehydration, which is an element of gravity. There is usually a self-limiting disease that lasts from a few days to a week.

The bacteria with the most important roles in diarrheal diseases are: Shigella, Salmonella, several strains of E. coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae. The viruses most often involved in acute diarrheal diseases are: Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Norovirus, Astrovirus.

Acute dysentery known as "dirty hands", salmonellosis, food poisoning, acute gastro-enterocolitis, cholera, typhoid fever, rotavirus infection, etc. are acute diarrheal diseases (BDA). The source of infection is food or drink containing microbes, often sick or carriers of germs. What is clear is that in summer the risk is higher, so it can be called the season of diarrheal disease.

People with the following symptoms must come to the hospital for infectious diseases: multiple, explosive, abnormal, fever, vomiting, stomach colic, agitation, dehydration (loss of body water).


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