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Norovirus: Norovirus wreaks havoc on India, 19 children infected in Kerala, know symptoms and prevention

Norovirus: Norovirus wreaks havoc on India, 19 children infected in Kerala, know symptoms and prevention

Norovirus: 19 children in Kerala have been affected by Norovirus. Know how this fast spreading virus spreads.


oi-Abhijat Shekhar Azad

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 14:14 [IST]

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Norovirus in Kerala:
After the corona virus, now there is a danger of spreading norovirus in India. 19 children in a school at Kakkanad in Kerala’s Ernakulam district have been affected by norovirus. The first two school children were confirmed to be noroviral, after which more children were tested and more children were found to be infected with norovirus. At the same time, it is being told that after the children, their parents are also coming in the grip of this virus. Alam is that schools from first to fifth have been closed and made on online mode.

The highly contagious norovirus infection has been found in two students of a school in Kakkanad near Kochi in Kerala. Which is the cause of acute gastroenteritis. A senior medical officer of the district said that the students of classes I and II were admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with the infection. After 62 students of the school and some parents of the school showed symptoms, the samples of both the students were sent for testing to the state public laboratory.

According to the WHO, norovirus is a viral disease that is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis globally, which includes symptoms such as acute onset diarrhea and vomiting. Last year, two cases of the same virus were detected in Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram.

what is norovirus

Norovirus is a viral disease. Since it causes an upset stomach, it is also called stomach flu or stomach bug. Globally it is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis, which includes symptoms such as acute onset diarrhea and vomiting. According to America’s Center for Disease Control, it is stomach flu but this disease is not flu which is caused by influenza virus.

how does it spread

  • Spread through sewage, contaminated water or food

  • It is a contagious disease, there is a risk of getting norovirus by coming in contact with an infected patient.

  • Apart from this, it also spreads from the surface, for example, if particles of noravirus are present on the ground, then the person comes in the grip of this virus as soon as it comes in contact with it.

Know who is most at risk

High risk zones for norovirus include young children and the elderly. The risk of its spread is highest in children. Due to its lava disease, the elderly also fall prey to it very quickly.

  • diarrhea, sudden vomiting

  • high fever, headache, body ache

How to prevent norovirus

Treatment of norovirus is possible at home, since vomiting and diarrhea occur after this viral infection, due to which there is a lack of water in the body, so to keep the body hydrated, one should drink a lot of water. By doing this, the patient gets cured in about three days.

way of protection

  • Hands should be washed frequently with soap

  • Hot water should be used while washing hands and clothes should be washed in hot water.

Is norovirus life-threatening?

According to WHO, there are about 685 million cases of norovirus worldwide. Out of which 200 million are of children below the age of 5 years. Noravirus causes two lakh deaths every year, out of which 50,000 are innocent children.

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Norovirus now scaring India, 19 children infected in Kerala, know symptoms and treatment

Story first published: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 14:14 [IST]

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