Dr. Biserka Obradović says that waiting rooms in health centers are full, both for children and adults, but that there is no reason to panic.
– This is quite normal at this time of year. Children are back in school, people are in collectives, it’s getting colder, we spend more time indoors and ventilate less. Now there are more than 50 types of adenoviruses – said Obradović.
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She added that there are two forms of the appearance of these adenoviruses – as respiratory infections with mild fever and runny nose, or as gastrointestinal infections accompanied by diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
A distinction is made between corona, adenovirus and flu, which is not yet available. It is necessary to give blood first to see if it is a viral or bacterial infection, if it is determined to be a virus, a covid test is done. Antibiotics do not help with viruses, they can only create resistant bacteria. With covid we have malaise and muscle pain, and with adenovirus we have fever and sneezing.
Obradović noted that every infection causes a drop in immunity and that it is a good breeding ground for new viruses and bacteria.
She recommended that vitamins be taken in both through food and through supplements, and she singled out paprika as an example, which is extremely rich in vitamin C. It is necessary to add vitamin D and zinc to the diet.