Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and eye infections in humans.

There are over 50 different types of adenoviruses, and they are highly contagious and can spread easily from person to person.

Symptoms of adenovirus infections can vary depending on the type of virus and the area of the body affected.

Respiratory symptoms may include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and congestion.

Gastrointestinal symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eye infections can cause redness, pain, and discharge.

Adenoviruses are transmitted through close personal contact with an infected person, such as through coughing, sneezing, or touching surfaces contaminated with the virus.

Treatment for adenovirus infections is usually supportive, with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary.

Treatment is generally supportive and aimed at relieving symptoms.

1. Rest: Get plenty of rest to allow your body to fight the infection. 2. Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids, such as water, to stay hydrated and help flush out the virus from your system.

3. Over-the-counter medications: You can take over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to relieve fever, pain, and other symptoms.

4. Avoiding irritants: Try to avoid irritants that can worsen your symptoms, such as smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.

5. Eye drops: If you have an adenovirus infection of the eye, your doctor may prescribe antiviral eye drops or ointment to help clear the infection.

In severe cases of adenovirus infection, hospitalization may be necessary, especially if there are complications such as pneumonia or dehydration.

In some cases, antiviral medications may be used to treat adenovirus infections, although their effectiveness is limited and they are not routinely recommended for most cases.

Vaccines are available for some types of adenoviruses, and they can be effective in preventing infections in certain populations.