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.


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