According to Public Health England in the 5 weeks since the end of May, 154 cases have been recorded of norovirus in England. The sign & symptoms as listed by CDC include of norovirus: diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. It can cause inflammation of stomach or intestines called acute gastroenteritis. Other symptoms include fever, headache and body aches.the symptoms have developed mostly people within 12 to 48 hours of contracting the norovirus, and they can last up to 1 to 3 days.
The United Kingdom, after COVID 19 is now reporting an outbreak of norovirus. According to public health England recently issued a warning about this virus after routine surveillance finding a jump in norovirus cases . while small children have been affected there has also been an infection across all age categories .
In the five weeks since the end of May, 154 cases of norovirus have been recorded in England, according to PHE ,and in a more worrying development, the PHE reported increase in norovirus cases in educational settings, particularly in nursery and childcare facilities.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea .The PHE calls Norovirus also known as “winter vomiting bug”. it is easily spread by sick people or contaminated surfaces & the majority of infections are caused by consuming contaminated food & drink. people with norovirus illness can shed billions of virus particles. And only a few of them can make other people sicks according to cdc.
This increase in no of cases of norovirus can be a reason for England as well as the world which is already with the spread of Covid-19.So, the spread is very similar to the way other viruses enter the human body.
According to the CDC because there are many different types of noroviruses. And infection with one type of norovirus may not protect you against other types, the health body further said.
By practice a proper hand sanitizing a method which is very similar to stopping the spread of Covid-19. The health experts said it is essential to wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers, before eating, preparing, or handling food, and before giving yourself or someone else medicine.
The experts say that norovirus can stay in human faeces and vomit for two weeks or more, even after a person starts feeling better. Experts Recommended Alcohol-based sanitisers . There is no specific medicine. Experts suggest drinking plenty of liquids to replace fluid lost from vomiting and diarrhea.