In England (UK) these days along with corona, another infection is spreading its feet. The health organization Public Health England (PHE) here has issued a warning in view of the increasing number of cases of norovirus. England has recorded 154 cases of norovirus since its inception. PHE says that these cases are five times the number of cases found during the same period in the last five years.
What is noro virus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noro is a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea in an infected person. According to PHE, it is also known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’. An infected person can release millions of elements of the virus, some of which can make those who come in contact sick. These days nurseries and child care in England More cases are being seen in the centers.
How does this virus spread?
This virus can also infect healthy people if they come in direct contact with an infected person. Consumption of infected food and water can also make a person sick. Apart from this, if a person touches the mouth without washing hands after touching the infected surface, then this virus can go inside and make you sick. Broadly speaking, it spreads like other viruses including corona.
What are its symptoms and treatment?
Symptoms of noro infection include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and swelling, fever, headache and body ache. Usually these symptoms appear in 12-48 hours after infection, which continue for 1-3 days. If we talk about treatment, then no medicine has been found for it yet. Experts say that adequate fluid intake can compensate for the damage caused by vomiting and diarrhea.
How to avoid infection?
This infection can be avoided by keeping adequate cleanliness. This virus can be kept away by washing hands from time to time. Experts say that it is necessary to wash hands before preparing, serving and eating food.Norovirus
Infection can occur more than once
There are several types of norovirus. Therefore, after recovering from infection with one type of virus, there is a risk of getting infected with another. However, after infection, immunity develops in people against it, but it is not yet known for how long. It persists. The same is the case with the corona virus. Because of this, people have been infected twice or twice due to different variants.