And the American “New York Post” website said that during the period between August 1, 2022 and January 8, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 225 cases of Norovirus infection, an increase of 30 percent over last year during the same period (172 cases).
He added that the statistics are “alarming”, especially since health care systems are still exhausted from the repercussions of the emerging coronavirus.
And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of an outbreak of the disease, also known as “stomach flu”, on a large scale, according to its spokeswoman, Kate Grosich.
Each year, norovirus causes about 20 million cases of diarrhea, more than 100,000 hospitalizations and 900 deaths in the United States.
What do we know about norovirus?
Norovirus infection causes severe vomiting and diarrhea that begin suddenly. It is usually spread by food or water contaminated during preparation or spread by contaminated surfaces. This flu can also be spread by close contact with an infected person. Symptoms of infection usually last for 1 to 3 days. Most people recover without needing treatment. Symptoms of norovirus include: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, painful stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, mild fever, and muscle aches. Health experts say that some people with the disease may not show any signs or symptoms, but they can still transmit the virus to others.
Leave a Reply