The State Health Department of Kerala on June 5, confirmed that two children in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala were infected with Norovirus.
The two kids are in a stable condition, according to the state health department. Veena George, Health Minister, has urged people to exercise caution, and maintain hygiene practices.
More samples of kids in their school have, reportedly, been sent for examination, with the cause suspected to be food poising from mid-day meals.
What is Norovirus?
It is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, which is caused by influenza virus. Anyone can get infected and sick with norovirus. Though it is isn’t a new virus, the following precautions and measures are to be taken by all as it can easily spread from person to person:
By consuming fruits and vegetables by washing and keeping one’s hand cleaning by washing it properly before eating, as it is caused by contaminated food and water and poor hygiene of hands.
Its symptoms include vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea and severe stomach ache.