Kaohsiung has now had its first case of severe enterovirus 71 this year.
A seven-year-old girl in Kaohsiung’s Renwu District was diagnosed as having contracted enterovirus after she started showing signs of fever, a rash on her cheeks, symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and throat ulcers on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9. On Oct. 11 the little girl began twitching and exhibiting signs of cognitive dysfunction, upon which her parents became alarmed and took her to a hospital intensive care unit for treatment. Her condition had stabilized by Oct. 16 and she was transferred to an ordinary ward, before finally being discharged on the 19th. On Monday it was confirmed that she had been suffering from severe enterovirus 71.
According to the city’s Department of Health, prevention of enterovirus should not be taken lightly, and enterovirus can rapidly turn into a severe form. Children of five and under are in the high risk group of contracting the severe form of the virus, and if children in your family are diagnosed by a physician as having contracted enterovirus then contact with other children should be avoided, to reduce the chances of cross infection.
Photo: Fang Chih-hsien, Liberty Times
The public should also watch out for symptoms in children within the family of drowsiness; confusion, disorientation or difficulty concentrating; listlessness; lack of energy; muscle twitching and spasms; wheezing or difficulty breathing; or tachycardia (accelerated heart rate). If any of these symptoms are detected, parents should take the child to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible.
(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)
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