Norovirus – Russia
Schools and kindergartens in the Yaransky district of Russia were closed due to the outbreak of norovirus.
The head of the Yaransky district reported that the first cases of the disease were detected on April 14, then there was a massive infection.
Norovirus is identified as the infectious agent causing intestinal upset, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever up to +39 degrees in 144 school children within short time. The reason behind this outbreak is being investigated. The number of recovered cases in children is reported 28 as of 19 th April, with 116 remining sick.
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.
While you are here, help us with
Access to Diagnostics
Much of today’s innovation is either not reaching or not suitable for people in developing countries.
Access to Essential Drugs
One third of children, women and men have no access to essential medicines, putting lives at risk.
Data to Improve Health
Faster and reactive systems to help provide lifesaving support to vulnerable communities.
Support our work. It only takes a minute but makes a world of difference!
With your help we can bring modern diagnostics and essential medicines to people in need, track disease outbreaks better and help prevent future pandemics.