Norovirus – Russia

An outbreak of Norovirus was reported in Lukoyanov, Nizhny Novgorod region in Russia. Affected were in town for a children’s mini-football competition help 02-18-2022-02-20-2022, and stayed in the hotel “Grand Hotel” began to develop symptoms.

The night of February 20th victims complained of malaise, mainly vomiting.

Thirteen children and two adults were affected.

The hotel was inspected including the catering unit and violations of sanitary legislation were revealed. The situation was under the control of the regional department as of 02-21-2022, the regional prosecutor’s office was also conducting an inspection.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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