Norovirus – Bangladesh
The Barisal Division of Bangladesh experiences a high number of cases of noroviral disease with diarrhea symptoms, and the number has been increasing since January 1st.
The symptoms are diarrhea and are said to be caused by the hot weather.
In the past week, around 700 new cases were found with hospital beds full and patients laying on the ground. There is no information on deaths and dismissals from the hospital.
Photo: Norovirus particles electron micrograph.
Norovirus, sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common cause of gastroenteritis.
Infection is characterized by non-bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Fever or headaches may also occur. Symptoms usually develop 12 to 48 hours after being exposed, and recovery typically occurs within 1 to 3 days.
This may be through contaminated food or water or person-to-person contact. Risk factors include unsanitary food preparation and sharing close quarters.
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