Norovirus: cases on the rise in certain provinces

Norovirus: cases on the rise in certain provinces
Norovirus: cases on the rise in certain provinces

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports that norovirus is spreading at a “higher frequency” than in the past five years.

PHAC would have noted a higher increase in Ontario and Alberta, compared to other provinces, according to Global News.

The symptoms of this highly contagious virus include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach aches and fatigue.

Several foods are among the risks of norovirus infection, including contaminated fruits and vegetables. Raw or undercooked seafood can also contribute to the spread of the virus.

It is important for people with the virus to hydrate in large quantities, as vomiting and diarrhea can lead to significant dehydration.

But how to avoid it?

As with the majority of viruses, good hand hygiene remains an effective solution to ward off germs.

Frequent disinfection of surfaces in the home can also help prevent norovirus.

Note that while hand sanitizer is useful for repelling germs, alcohol-based ones may not work for norovirus.

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