A to Z: Adenovirusenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgAdenoviruses are a group of viruses that can infect the membranes (tissue linings) of the respiratory tract, eyes, intestines, and urinary tract. They are common among infants and young children.adenovirus, adenovirus infections, respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, pink eye, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, pneumonia06/12/201312/17/201912/17/20195352f91f-f9c1-4939-882f-4aa034cb6893https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-adenovirus.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adenovirus.html/">Adenoviruses</a> are a group of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/germs.html/">viruses</a> that can infect the linings of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">respiratory tract</a>, eyes, intestines, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">urinary tract</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Adenoviral infections can affect anyone, but are most common in babies and young children. By the time most kids are 10 years old, they've have had at least one adenovirus infection.</p> <p>Adenoviruses can cause many symptoms and illnesses, including runny nose, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bronchitis.html/">bronchitis</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sore-throat-sheet.html/">sore throat</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childs-cough.html/">cough</a>, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a>. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/conjunctivitis.html/">Pinkeye (conjunctivitis)</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a>, bladder infections, and infection of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis) also can be related to adenoviruses.</p> <p>Kids in childcare are at risk for adenovirus infections because the viruses are so contagious. They can be spread through contact with infected people, the air (sneezing and coughing), and by touching an infected object or surface.</p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/">Washing hands</a> often and well and keeping surfaces clean can help protect against getting an adenovirus infection.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Complications can happen with adenovirus infections, especially in infants and people with weak <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune systems</a>. But most people won't become seriously ill. With rest and plenty of fluids, most feel better in about a week.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: GastroenteritisGastroenteritis is an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-gastroenteritis.html/b707a5f7-279d-4a7d-ae09-d078434acddd
A to Z: Pneumonia, ViralLearn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-viral.html/51133ad9-dcd6-4831-9279-d3455e1ce141
Adenovirus Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adenovirus.html/1364126a-08d4-49be-8630-eabbffc2e9e6
BronchiolitisBronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects tiny airways. The best treatment for most kids with bronchiolitis is time to recover and plenty of fluids. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bronchiolitis.html/d745e0fc-51c4-4988-be7d-4d67a503d7b2
CroupCroup often causes kids to have a loud cough that sounds like a seal barking. Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, are mild, and can be treated at home.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/croup.html/74193534-9eb3-4424-b13d-f36ab6db0fc4
Hand Washing: Why It's So ImportantWashing your hands well and often is the best way to keep from getting sick. Here's how to teach this all-important habit to your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/1751c1fa-461c-4b39-9003-a19c00f8549d
PinkeyePinkeye is the most common eye problem kids can have. It causes redness, itching, inflammation, and pus to collect in the eyes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/conjunctivitis.html/d0a51d19-ae72-460f-b04e-ac08ce2e2cdc
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is the most common eye infection affecting kids. Learn more about pinkeye and how to prevent it from spreading.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/conjunctivitis.html/e9e3ac89-030d-4594-b618-ecd44ebf82f6
PneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/04648784-6e52-4b69-8d5c-9525558b42e5
Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/wash-hands.html/ae19eff8-ac7c-44be-bd9f-b2efe6953f6d
Word! GastroenteritisFeeling sick to your stomach?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-gastroenteritis.html/192d04b6-3469-4bf9-8d7e-438cf4de2ac5
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