Beware of Adenoviruses: Flu Symptoms in Disguise

At the start of winter each year, we are conditioned to prepare for the worst during flu season. However, the latest health threat to plague this time of year is not the flu, but rather a similar family of viruses that present new sets of challenges to patients and medical professionals alike. Meet the Adenoviruses, a group of viruses similar to their infamous cousin, almost identical symptoms to the flu including fever, diarrhea, and headaches. Although these viruses are not easily treated once you are already sick, there are several preventative measures that you can take to avoid direct contact with them altogether. By keeping your home and business sanitized during the season, you can successfully keep these viruses at bay throughout the year.

Meet the Adenoviruses, a group of viruses similar to their infamous cousin, almost identical symptoms to the flu including fever, diarrhea, and headaches.

Meet the Adenoviruses, a group of viruses similar to their infamous cousin, almost identical symptoms to the flu including fever, diarrhea, and headaches.

Adenoviruses 101

Much like the flu, Adenoviruses are transmitted by sneezing, coughing, and direct contact with infected surfaces. As if the concept of their existence alone isn’t scary enough, there are more than 60 variations of these viruses that have the ability to infect humans. Among the recognizable flu-like symptoms, many individuals infected with Adenovirus also experience pinkeye, especially children and adults with compromised immune systems. Despite these concerning factors, Adenoviruses are deemed considerably less serious and life threatening by the experts.

Symptoms & Risks

While these viruses may be slightly less threatening than the flu, they continue to present a series of risks to children, elderly people, and adults with compromised immune systems in the most severe stages of their symptoms. At their worst, Adenoviruses can trigger an inflammation of the brain for these individuals, as well as heightening their risk for meningitis. Normal symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, and sinus issues, typically last for approximately 10 days, according to the CDC.

Beat Adenoviruses with Professional Sanitation Services

If you want to protect your business from contamination by Adenoviruses, you may want to invest in a professional sanitation service to keep your facility hygenic and well maintained throughout the year. While it may seem sufficient to clean your facility with everyday cleaning products, it is not enough to prevent these viruses from infecting your employees and customers. Adenoviruses in particular are especially resistant to cleaners and therefore require a professional level of sanitation in order to eliminate them completely. Consider trusting this task to a team of professionals with the proper tools and expertise to sanitize your facility and keep you and your team healthy throughout the season.

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