Norovirus Infection – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Norovirus Infection Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

 

What is Norovirus or winter vomiting bug?

 

Considered as one of the most common causes for gastroenteritis, Norovirus is a tiny virus that spreads from person to person due to its highly contagious nature.  This RNA containing virus is encompassed by a coating of protein in its surroundings. The development of newer types of Norovirus results in the RNA genome present in these viruses. It is the faecal-oral route that is responsible for the transmission of Norovirus infection among human beings.

Around 685,000,000 diseases are witnessed from this virus and  200,000 death cases are also observed. Younger ones under five years of age are highly susceptible to get affected by this virus. Small intestines can be the cradle or the locus site for the propagation of the Norovirus infection.Read More

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