Four Human Boca Virus Infection found in Shenzhen
Shenzhen Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau warns the mass travelers to take personal protection measures following the consecutive detection of four human Boca Virus cases at Shenzhen Port.
A baby was taken to a medical inspection room for further temperature monitoring, body examination and epidemic investigation after being found its temperature had exceeded normal value through infrared thermal imaging temperature monitoring by personal from Shenzhen Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at Shenzhen Port. The baby, less than one year old, was from Hong Kong. Its armpit temperature was 37.6 centigrade and had obvious canker in mouth. After throat swab inspection, the baby was diagnosed as human Boca Virus case, which is the fourth in Shenzhen within one month. The other three cases were respectively found from Huanggang Port and Shenzhen Bay Port.
As a new virus that closely relates to human’s acute respiratory infection, Boca Virus, through airborne transmission, makes children from six months to three years old vulnerable to pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia and other diseases, with main clinical symptoms of cough, fever, gasp, diarrhea, and so on. Autumn is high occurrence season for the virus. The virus is not easy to be distinguished from other respiratory virus infection and has caused great attention of many scholars and experts. It has attracted close attention of many scholars and experts.
Shenzhen Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau warns that travelers should take care of their personal hygiene and avoid going
to the public areas with high dense crowd. The children should also be taken good care of. Travelers should make immediate report to inspection and quarantine department and take hospitalization if finding any above mentioned symptoms before entering Shenzhen.
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