What is Norovirus

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What is Norovirus

Norovirus is a contagious disease, which can spread from contaminated surfaces and food.

What is Norovirus

Amidst Coronavirus, Norovirus has emerged in the southern part of India 'Kerala'. According to TOI, almost 13 cases of norovirus have been reported in the past week and 15 people are showing symptoms. Here is all that you should know about Norovirus.

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a contagious disease, which can spread from contaminated surfaces and food. Infection from Norovirus causes gastrointestinal illness. Norovirus can spread very easily through water or food as the person infected with norovirus can spread particles of virus everywhere.

According to the report of TOI, Norovirus can infect anyone and many times as there are many types of norovirus, an individual recovering from one type of virus may not be the same from which they get infected next time.

Symptoms of Norovirus


Following are the complications a person can face if the virus reaches the stomach of a person. A person generally shows symptoms 12 to 48 hours after getting in contact with the virus. A person starts showing better results 1-3 days after treatment.

Diarrhoea, vomiting, pain in the stomach and other gastrointestinal problems, especially in children.

Other symptoms of the infection may include fever, headaches and body aches.

Reports say Norovirus can affect all age groups but can lead to intense symptoms in children, elderlies, and those with other comorbidities. If anyone near you shows these symptoms kindly contact doctors without any delay to get better treatment.

Here is how to prevent such viruses

The whole world has gotten little relief from the challenging and uncertain days of coronavirus so let's not welcome any other trouble and make sure to take the following written suggestions seriously.
Maintain proper hygiene in your surroundings and take care of your cleanliness.
Make sure you wash and sanitize your hand before meals.
Take rest and stay inside if you are experiencing any of the symptoms.
Avoid getting in contact with other people if you are ill.