What is Norovirus? After controlling the situation of the pandemic of covid-19, two cases of norovirus have been reported. Norovirus Infection is also known as “winter vomiting bug,” because it is more common in winter. Norovirus is associated with diarrhoea and vomiting. The virus has been identified between two students in Kerala.
Monday, the central government asked Kerala’s State Surveillance Office (SSO) to submit a detailed report on the state’s norovirus cases. The Norovirus Infection spreads through contaminate water and food.
What is Norovirus?
Norovirus, also known as the “winter vomiting bug,” is a contagious virus causes acute gastroenteritis, inflammation of the stomach and intestine, and is associated with vomiting and diarrhea. According to the “National Health Service, Scotland”, its called a winter bug as it is more common in winter. Though you could catch it anytime of the year.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an estimated 685 million cases including 200 millions among children under 5 of Norovirus are recorded globally every year. The virus causes an estimated 200,000 deaths including 50,000 children a year.
Norovirus Symptoms and Causes
The common symptoms of Norovirus Stomach Bug’ are: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach cramping, Chills, Headache, Muscle aches. The incubation period of the virus is short about 1-2 days. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, sometimes people infected with the norovirus have no symptoms, but can still spread the virus to others.