Things that You Can do to Prevent Noroviral Infection Essay

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It is three o’clock in the morning. You have a low fever, are extremely thirsty, and have chills. Your muscles ache and you have a general feeling of sickness. You decide to cancel your first appointment the next day and go to the doctor. The diagnosis? Norovirus, a markedly contagious single stranded DNA. The norovirus is commonly referred too as viral gastroenteritis, winter-vomiting disease, non-bacterial gastroenteritis, and food poisoning. Viral gastroenteritis is transmitted through food, water, and close conditions such as those in hospitals and on airplanes and cruise ships. Non-bacterial gastroenteritis can be treated through traditional medicine, as well as homeopathic and Chinese remedies. The norovirus is shaped like a …show more content…
The effects of waterborne infection are the usual symptoms with the possibility of acute symptoms. 50% of all winter-vomiting disease are caused by food (“Norviruses”). Some foods that are associated with acute gastroenteritis are foods that are served cold or raw. Salad dressings or cake icings (foods that are evenly distributed over a food), foods contaminated at their point of origin, such as oysters, clams, raspberries and cranberries. Some other foods that can cause infection are leafy green vegetables and shellfish. An astonishing 83% of foodborne outbreaks take place in a commercial setting. The symptoms of foodborne infection are the same as waterborne infections. Norovirus infection can occur in close conditions, such as airplanes and cruise ships. Outbreak on airplanes usually occurs when a person who has or has recently had norovirus is on a plane with passengers who do not. Acute gastroenteritis is spread when a passenger who is infected comes in contact with a common surface, such as doorknobs or toilet seats, especially when vomiting or diarrhea occurs during the flight. On a cruise ship, an outbreak most often occurs when a passenger board with norovirus or has recently had norovirus. Winter-vomiting disease spread on cruise ships because of passengers not wanting to pay to see the physician, hand sanitizer stations, and contact with public areas (door knobs, serving utensils, etc.) Other factors to the outbreak can include the

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