9 August, 2022

Enteroviruses in children and Phage Therapy

What are enteroviruses?


Enteroviruses in children

There are several types of enteroviruses and they are very common. Most of them simply result in minor illness. Infections are mostly active in the summer and fall. The viruses tend to cause illness in babies, children, and teens because most adults have already been exposed to enteroviruses, building up their immunity.

Enteroviruses may not have any obvious symptoms and can be mild. They are often found in the form of summer flu. Enteroviruses can also cause rashes on the hands, feet and face.

However, some types of enteroviruses are considerably more complex and can be more severe. Some of them have the potential to develop meningitis and inflame the tissue that surrounds the brain. The most severe enteroviruses can also cause breathing problems in children.

How do enterovirus infections spread in children?

Enteroviruses spread through air droplets, by coughing or sneezing. A child may inhale the virus or touch an area contaminated with the virus and then touch their eyes, mouth, or nose. The risk of spreading infection is high when children do not wash their hands or wash their hands incorrectly. It can also be spread by ingesting food or water containing the virus.

The main symptoms of enteroviruses:

Enteroviruses can manifest themselves in mild forms or without overt symptoms. The most common symptoms include the following:

    • Fever
    • Muscle and joint pain
    • Sore throat
    • Flu
    • Sneezing
    • Cough
    • Difficult breathing
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Red rashes in the mouth, on palms
    • Red rashes anywhere on the body

Phage TherapyTravelphage

TravelPhage is a preparation that protects travelers from dangerous infections. It consists of specially selected bacteriophages (phages) that effectively destroy the harmful bacteria that cause various diseases and protect the human body from food poisoning, diarrhea and infections. TravelPhage can be used from the age 3 years and above.

Travelphage is used not only for treatment, but also for preventive purposes. For detailed information, please refer to this annotation.