Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Janine Acero
Bocavirus are members of the Parvoviridae virus family that usually affect acutely ill infants and children. Bocavirus is a recently discovered viral genus found in upper respiratory secretions from children hospitalized with pneumonia or diarrhea-like symptoms.
There is no vaccine available for bocavirus, nor diagnostic tests or medical treatments.
Bocavirus is commonly only found in infants and children (sometimes in young adults) with respiratory infections or diarrhea. The following are the signs and symptoms associated with bocavirus:
The infants and children with these symptoms are often already ill and hospitalized. The immune systems of infants, young children and older adults tend to be weaker and more susceptible to viruses. Children are especially more prone due to their constant contact with other kids. They often rub their eyes and put their fingers in their mouths without washing their hands, which can easily spread any virus or bacteria.
Essentially, anyone with a weakened immune system is at risk. People with heart disease or other lung problems are more likely to contract an acute respiratory infection. Smoking puts a person at high risk; plus, smokers have more trouble recovering.
Bocavirus infections most often affect children with pneumonia, a respiratory condition. Untreated infections could lead to lung disease. Lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs and breathing, such as asthma, the flu, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other respiratory problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.
Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as folate and zinc, all support respiratory health.
Plant-based foods that support lung health include:
Avoid foods that weaken the immune system, such as refined and processed products, dairy and high-fat products, added sugar and sugary foods, and alcohol.
Here are some ways to cleanse and detox your lungs.
Incorporate lifestyle habits that strengthen the immune system:
The human bocavirus infection is caused by Bocavirus, a member of the Parvoviridae virus family that usually affect acutely ill infants and children.
Bocavirus is found in upper respiratory secretions from children hospitalized with pneumonia or diarrhea.
There is no vaccine available for bocavirus.
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