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Amid Covid19 And Monkeypox, Norovirus Cases Seen In Kerala

2 children have been found infected with norovirus in Vizhinjam area of ​​Thiruvananthapuram whose condition is said to be stable

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Amidst the threat of coronavirus and monkeypox, a new virus has knocked in India. Two cases of norovirus have been reported in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. 

However, the condition of both the children infected with Norovirus is stable and they have been kept under observation. Along with this, the administration has intensified the necessary action for rescue and testing is being done by taking samples of people.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said in media, "Two cases of norovirus have been confirmed in Vizhinjam area of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. There's no need to worry. The Health Department has assessed the situation. Testing has been done by taking samples from the area and necessary action for rescue has been intensified. Along with this, she has said that the condition of both the two children found infected is stable."

Norovirus is a virus transmitted from animals to humans, which causes gastrointestinal disease. This virus can infect a person by coming in contact with contaminated places or consuming contaminated food. Apart from this, it can also spread from one infected person to another. Not only this, a person can be infected with norovirus many times, because there are many different types of it.

Symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms are usually seen in the infected person. Apart from this, fever, headache and body pain are also seen in the infected patient. Usually this virus can infect people of all ages, but can be more serious in children, the elderly and people with pre-existing diseases. Symptoms develop 12 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus, while the infected person can recover within 3 days if treatment is started on time.

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