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It became a regular place that every time we felt stomach ache during winter we called the term "cold to the stomach," which became common among us, without checking its Health.
But the scientific definition of what we are exposed is the "stomach flu," or the "Norovirus" infection, which is the leading cause of foodborne diseases in the United States, causing between 19 and 21 million cases of vomiting and infectious diarrhea. Each year, according to the "ABC" network in America.
What is "Norovirus" and its symptoms
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis and can infect people of all ages and can be repeated more once.
The most frequent symptoms of Norovirus infection include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which usually develop between 12 and 48 hours after infection. Symptoms disappear from one to three days, and children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to other symptoms such as dehydration.
The period from November to April of each year is the most common period of infection for Norovirus.
How to infect with Norovirus
Norovirus infection is caused by any form of communication that causes the virus to enter the mouth, such as touching a surface that transports the virus or by eating or contaminated water.
Norovirus is easily detected in places where there are many people, such as health facilities, restaurants or schools.
How to protect yourself from "Norovirus"
If you feel infected with Norovirus, take a break, drink a lot of liquids, avoid contact with other people and make sure you wash your hands well.
If you consider taking antibiotics as a treatment, they do not know about Norovirus, because the infection is viral, in front of the antibiotics and only works in the bacterial infection.
You also have to take care not to prepare food for others, and prepare exposed surfaces with appropriate detergents and not Candida.