New Virus Threat in Britain: Norovirus Cases Increase in UK


In the last 5 weeks, the infection of the new virus has been spreading rapidly in the UK. Here people are getting infected with Norovirus. According to Public Health England (PHE), 154 cases have been found so far. The British Department of Health is expressing concern about the rapidly increasing number of norovirus cases. Know everything about this Norovirus…

What is Norovirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that norovirus causes people to complain of vomiting and diarrhea. PHE calls it the Winter Vomiting Bug. The CDC said that a person infected with the nova virus spreads many particles, but only a few of these can infect another person.

How can one get infected with Norovirus?

Norovirus is becoming a new challenge for England already troubled by the Kovid epidemic. The CDC states that a person who comes into direct contact with an infected person can also become infected with the norovirus. Apart from contaminated food and water, it is also spread by touching contaminated surfaces. If you have touched a surface that is contaminated and ate food without washing your hands, you could be contracting the norovirus. The way the virus usually spreads, there are similar ways for the norovirus to spread.

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What are the symptoms of Norovirus?

Symptoms of Novavirus

The CDC reports that diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, and abdominal pain are symptoms of norovirus. This can cause inflammation and irritation in the intestines and stomach. Apart from this, fever, headache, and body pain are also symptoms. Symptoms appear within 12 to 48 hours in most people after exposure to the virus and last for 1 to 3 days.

Can someone get infected with this virus multiple times?

The CDC said that yes people can get infected many times by this. According to the CDC, many types of noroviruses are found and due to these, a person can be infected several times. After recovering from infection with one norovirus, it does not protect you from other types of norovirus. In such a situation, you can develop immunity against one type of norovirus, but there is no evidence that it will work on the other. Experts are still researching how long this immunity lasts.

How can Norovirus infection be prevented?

Washing hands properly is the only way to prevent norovirus. The way coronavirus infection is prevented, the same method is also used in norovirus. You have to clean your hands properly while eating, preparing food, giving food, while taking medicine yourself, or giving medicine to someone.

What is the treatment for this virus?

So far, no medicine has been made for its treatment. Experts say that due to vomiting and diarrhea, your body loses a lot of water, so you have to take more liquid to fight this virus. With this, you are saved from lack of water.

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