In Wayanad, Kerala some cases of norovirus infection have been confirmed. State Health Minister Veena George has issued some guidelines for the general public to fight against the virus.Keeping an eye on drinking water is really necessary and its complete hygiene will help you to save from Norovirus.
Here’s what we know about Norovirus so far
1. The Norovirus are a group of viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness. The virus causes inflammation on the lining of the stomach and intestines, as well as severe vomiting and diarrhoea.
2. It’s an animal-borne disease transmitted through contaminated water and food.
3. Norovirus does not significantly affect healthy people, but it can be serious in young children, the elderly, and those with other comorbidities.
4. Water bodies and drinking water sources need to be actively looked after. Super-chlorination can be used to stay ahead in the game.
5. Prevention is better than the cure, so being vigilant is very helpful in the battle against Norovirus.
6. This animal-borne disease can also be spread through direct contact with infected individuals.
7. This virus is spread through the excrement and vomit of an infected person. Therefore, it is essential to be careful as the disease spreads very quickly.
8. This virus can be spread for up to two days after the onset of the disease.
9. Some common symptoms of Norovirus include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, fever, headache, and body aches. Acute vomiting and diarrhoea can lead to dehydration and further complications.
10. As per the guidelines issues, the infected people should rest at home, as directed by the doctor, and should drink ORS solution and boiled water.