Five years ago, someone came up to you and said, “There will be a virus epidemic and all people will be locked in their homes.” You would probably laugh if he did. Now we know that we are surrounded by viruses and bacteria that we know / do not know.
The epidemics that followed Covid-19 also shook our already tired body. In fact, one of them was recently ‘incurable flu’ was the disease. We call it that because the disease never goes away, it was making people sick on bed mattresses for about 2 months. Experts confirmed that there has been an increase in many virus cases after Covid-19. The virus that we will talk about today is one of them. But it’s much scarier than the ‘flu’. because It can tear even children away from life…
Have you ever heard of Spectrococcus? Strep A is a type of bacteria, so it’s not a virus. You know that viruses are not living organisms and can only grow and multiply inside the cells they infect. However, bacteria self-replicating ‘living’ organisms. Therefore, the consequences of a bacterial epidemic can be terrifying.
As a matter of fact, the bacterium continues to spread all over the world and unfortunately Aras lost his life due to this bacterium.
last in england In 3 months, 30 children died due to the bacteria in question. However, the numbers continue to increase day by day all over the world. The other day, a mother in Ekşi Sözlük said that she opened a topic for the first time and the disease that his son Aras could only fight for a short time told. Aras is not alive at the moment, but his family is trying to make their voices heard to raise awareness.
We also contacted Aras’ mother, Derya Sönmez, and got her permission to make this content. We hope that what he writes and tells can help people become conscious.
We should take what Derya Sönmez told us as a ‘lesson’.
Doctors can compare the symptoms to meningitis or pharyngitis.
The disease does not always manifest itself in the same way. Because it can cause different diseases.
- Infection in the throat.
The bacteria, also known as Strep A, is commonly with sore throat, high fever and skin rashes showing its effect. Symptoms such as bruising, inflammation in the throat tract, weakness and muscle pain can be added to these symptoms from time to time. One of the factors that makes Strep A so scary is that it can cause different diseases.
These include skin diseases such as scarlet fever, impetigo (an infection that causes blisters and redness on the skin) and cellulitis. Rarely, it can cause necrotizing fasciitis (deep tissue infection under the skin) and toxic shock syndrome (a disease with symptoms such as skin rash, peeling, diarrhea that can lead to death).
What should we do when we notice the symptoms?
- Rashes caused by strep A bacterial infection. (It may not always be so obvious. Likewise, there were only lumpy small rashes in Aras.)
Bacterium It is more common in individuals under the age of 18. and fatal can produce results. For this reason, we recommend that you go to the doctor as soon as possible if you encounter any of the symptoms in your child or yourself. Because after the bacteria enters the body, it spreads very quickly and can cause the organs to fail.
There is a cure, but the bacteria may not give you time for it.
After the detection of the disease after the first symptoms start treatment as soon as possible needs. A disease of no vaccinecan only be treated with antibiotics. However, as we have just mentioned, early detection of the disease is very important as the bacteria progresses very quickly in the body. In case of delay, permanent damage to internal organs, loss of consciousness and death may occur.
The contagiousness of the disease is very high.
- A microscope image of Strep A.
Bacterium through coughing, sneezing and close contact can be transmitted. However, any open wound It can also cause bacteria to enter your body.
Virologist and Biotechnology Specialist, who has been researching viruses for more than 20 years. Semih Tareen says the following about Strep A bacteria:
So what happened that Strep A cases started to increase?
At the beginning of our content, we talked about ‘incurable flu’. The reason so many more people get the flu this year and get better later It is seen as Covid-19. Many of us have not been in crowded environments since the beginning of Covid-19, and we have been living an isolated life from other people as much as possible.
After the effects of Covid-19 diminish, Our bodies are an easy target for viruses. became. Therefore, we experience the diseases we catch more severely and get over it later. A study published in BMJ recently reveals that the number of cases in many diseases has increased after Covid-19.
According to experts, the reason for this increase in the number of cases is A new form of strep A bacteria it can be too. However, there is no clear evidence of this yet. The conditions we are in push us to be much more careful against viruses and bacteria. For this reason, we recommend that you listen to your body more and do not underestimate the ‘minor’ discomforts you experience.