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Norovirus: Health Department convenes; Minister Veena George says no worries

Thiruvananthapuram: A gathering of the Health Division, chaired by Health Minister Veena George, was held in Wayanad district to evaluate the scenario. The Minister directed to accentuate protection actions. The well being division within the district has issued a vigilance order. There’s at present nothing to fret about however everybody ought to be cautious. Actions together with tremendous chlorination are underway. Consuming water sources have to be ensured to be hygienic. With correct prevention and remedy, the illness could be cured rapidly. Due to this fact, everybody ought to concentrate on the illness and its prevention, he stated.

What’s Nora virus

Noroviruses are a gaggle of viruses that trigger gastrointestinal infections. The virus causes irritation of the liner of the abdomen and intestines, in addition to extreme vomiting and diarrhea. Though norovirus doesn’t considerably have an effect on wholesome individuals, it may be severe in younger youngsters, the aged, and people with different comorbidities.

How is the illness transmitted?

Norovirus is an animal-borne illness. The illness is transmitted by way of contaminated water and meals. The illness may also be unfold by way of direct contact with contaminated people. The virus is unfold by way of the excrement and vomit of an contaminated individual. Be very cautious because the illness spreads in a short time.


Signs of norovirus embody diarrhea, belly ache, vomiting, nausea, fever, headache, and physique aches. Acute vomiting and diarrhea can result in dehydration and worsening. That’s the reason we shouldn’t be afraid of this virus.

What to do in case of sickness

People contaminated with the virus ought to relaxation at dwelling as prescribed by their physician. Drink ORS answer and boiled water properly. Treatment ought to be obtainable if crucial. The virus could be transmitted as much as two days after the onset of the illness and will solely be launched two days later.

Issues to be careful for

· Environmental hygiene and private hygiene are crucial.
Wash your arms totally with cleaning soap and water earlier than consuming and after utilizing the bathroom.
Those that work together with animals ought to pay particular consideration.
ക് Chlorinate ingesting water sources, wells and storage tanks with bleaching powder.
Use chlorinated water for home use.
Use solely boiled water for ingesting.
Use fruit and veggies solely after they’ve been totally washed.
Keep away from stale and uncovered meals.
Eat sea fish, shellfish reminiscent of crab and mussels solely after they’re properly cooked.


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