Norovirus

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... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Emergency medicine, pediatrics
  • Symptoms:  Diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache
  • Usual onset:  12 to 48 hours after exposure
  • Duration:  1 to 3 days
  • Causes:  Norovirus
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms
  • Prevention:  Hand washing, disinfection of contaminated surfaces
  • Treatment:  Supportive care (drinking sufficient fluids or intravenous fluids)
  • Frequency:  685 million cases per year
  • Deaths:  200,000 per year
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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