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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Recognize Flu Symptoms Singapore

Infectious diseases feet, hands and mouth (KTM) or more familiarly called Singapore flu is caused by a virus Coxsackievirus Type 16 (CV A16). The disease is highly contagious and often occur during the summer.

"KTM is a common disease that affects children aged two weeks to 5 years, and sometimes up to 10 years," said DR.dr.Rini Sekartini, Spak of RSCM at, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Whereas in adults, said Rini, they are generally immune to enterovirus. "For transmission, usually by direct contact from person to person, ie through the droplet, nasal and throat fluids, saliva, feces, fluid from vesicles or excreta," he explains.

According to him, KTM infection more severe in infants and children than in adults. But generally, he continued mild symptoms of this disease. Even so, children can be exposed to KTM repeated more than once.

"The period of contagion greatest in the first week of illness. Symptoms that appear include fever is not high for 2 to 3 days, followed by neck pain (pharyngitis), loss of appetite, runny nose, rash around the mouth, hands and feet. Incurred vesicles then broke, "said Rini.

These vesicles matter, said Rini, in the mouth there can be about 3 to 10 papules or vesicles, such as thrush, sore so it was hard to swallow. "But certain types of the virus more severe symptoms, such as high fever over 38 degrees Celsius in two days," he added.

If you see such conditions, you should immediately intensive care. As for treatment, the same as in the treatment of diseases caused by other viruses. "The key is to increase patient endurance."


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