Can Singapore Flu Be Transmitted To Babies?

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Tonight, I imagined. My little child (3 years) was sick of Singapore flu from Friday, his brother (5thn) only had a fever this afternoon on Sunday morning. can be transmitted to my nephew who is 2 months old …? And to prevent it, how can that baby not be infected …?

1 Answer:

Hello Citra,

Thank you for the question.

Singapore flu (hand foot and mouth disease) is an infectious disease caused by a virus, often a class of enteroviruses coxsackievirus type A16. This disease is often characterized by fever, sore throat, cough, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain, as well as watery nodules or sores that appear around the hands, feet, and mouth. Not infrequently, watery nodules and wounds also spread to the elbows, buttocks, knees, and groin.

True you say, Singapore flu can be transmitted very easily from sufferers to other people, namely through contact with bodily fluids, such as nasal, throat, saliva, feces, and even fluid from nodules and sores on the skin of patients. The risk of this transmission will be greater in infants and children, especially those who do not have enough immunity against this virus.

To prevent the risk of transmission, it is recommended that you:

 Treat children who are already sick to the doctor or pediatrician Isolate children who are already sick, such as by separating their beds, toys, eating and drinking utensils, toiletries, towels and clothing. Improve children's personal hygiene and your nieces to keep it clean Feed the baby with breast milk, and give the child food and drinks that are healthy and nutritious so that his endurance increases Although the above prevention efforts have been made, it does not rule out your nephew will still be infected. Therefore, if later similar symptoms appear, you should check with your doctor right ..

I hope this helps.

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