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A complication of epidemic situation on the incidence of enterovirus infection, including serous meningitis, is observed in Lviv region.
According to the press service of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service department in Lviv region, 29 cases of serous meningitis were registered in the region as of July 25.
The press service noted that enterovirus infection is characterized by a variety of clinical forms. Enterovirus infection is manifested by clinically catarrhal symptoms (serous nasal discharge), cough, fever, congestion of the mucous membranes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, sometimes with mucus.
Serous meningitis is manifested with increased body temperature to 39 degrees, a sharp headache, facial flushing, possible small eruption, which rapidly disappears, dizziness, nausea, repeated vomiting, stiffness of the neck muscles. Sometimes there may be delirium, convulsions.
The source of infection may be sick people, as well as virus carriers. The mechanism of transmission is air-borne and fecal-oral through dirty hands, contaminated household items, water, food.