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Norovirus Symptoms: ‘Norovirus’ causing panic in Kerala, know its symptoms, causes and methods of prevention

Norovirus causing panic in Kerala

Norovirus causing panic in Kerala

Norovirus Symptoms And Treatment: In Kerala (Kerala), the Health Department has reported that the cases of Norovirus are increasing in Ernakulam district. It is a very contagious virus. Due to this virus, the problem of vomiting and nausea is spreading very fast. According to the World Health Organization, this virus is rapidly becoming the global cause of the spread of stomach flu. Till now there were reports of many students and some parents getting infected with norovirus in Kerala. Now the most important question is what is norovirus? Norovirus is commonly known as food poisoning or stomach bug. This virus thrives in closed and crowded environments.

According to experts, this virus starts 12 to 48 hours after the symptoms of excessive diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Infection with this virus lasts for about 1 to 3 days and most people recover completely without treatment. However, in certain cases, the symptoms can be life-threatening and even fatal for young children, adults, and people with other medical conditions. Norovirus is also known as Norwalk virus. The virus was named after the city in Ohio where the virus first struck in 1972. Let us tell you that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 21 million cases of stomach flu due to norovirus occur in the US every year, out of which more than 4,50,000 people have to be admitted to the ICU for treatment. The situation comes.

Now we will know what are the symptoms of Norovirus? (What are the symptoms of Norovirus)

Symptoms of norovirus include these problems:



unbearable abdominal pain or cramps

loose motion

bad taste in mouth


muscle pain and cramps

decreased urination

dry mouth and throat

Dizziness on standing etc.

Young children who become dehydrated may cry with few or no tears. Young children may be unusually sleepy or fussy.

What causes norovirus? (What causes norovirus)

As we told you that norovirus is contagious, it can spread to others very easily. So if someone around you is suffering from norovirus, then you also need to be careful. Health experts believe that norovirus can survive on surfaces and objects for several days or weeks. You can get infected by it, here’s why this disease spreads:

consumption of contaminated and stale food

drinking contaminated water

touching the mouth with your hand after coming in contact with a dirty place or object

being in contact with someone who is infected with norovirus

Norovirus is difficult to eradicate, as it can survive in both hot and cold temperatures. Therefore, to keep yourself safe, eat fresh and clean food and water. Also, don’t touch your face with your hands and clean them thoroughly.

– What are the risk factors for norovirus? ,What are the risk factors for norovirus?,

The infection usually clears up on its own within a week of getting infected. However, there may be some risk factors and dangers for some people who become infected:

eating at a place where someone with norovirus infection has eaten

Cleanliness should not be taken care of in the class or canteen in the school

coming in contact with an infected person

hotel, resort, ship occupants

How can you prevent norovirus infection? (How can you prevent norovirus infection)

Let us tell you that norovirus attacks throughout the year, but it is very common in winter. But, there is no need to panic, you can easily prevent norovirus by following some simple tips:

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Avoid eating contaminated food and water

Wash fruits, vegetables and other foods thoroughly before eating

Cook Seafood Thoroughly

Eat or cook in clean places

be careful while traveling

Avoid coming in contact with an infected person

Dispose of vomit and faeces carefully etc.

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