What is Norovirus
Norovirus (NoV), also known as Norwalk virus, is a single-stranded positive-stranded RNA virus belonging to the family Caliciviridae. It is mainly transmitted by contact with contaminated water, food, etc., or aerosols formed by pollutants disseminated in other forms.
Infectious diarrhea caused by norovirus is prevalent all over the world, and infection events can occur throughout the year, with a high incidence trend in cold seasons.
Who should use the Easysweet Norovirus rapid test
Norovirus can infect people of all ages, but the susceptible population is mainly distributed in children younger than 5 years old, and it is the second pathogen after rotavirus in causing viral diarrhea in children.
Main clinical manifestations
Norovirus infection has a short incubation period, usually 24-48 hours, with a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 72 hours. The onset is mainly mild. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting, followed by nausea, abdominal pain, headache, fever, chills and muscle aches. Children are mainly vomiting, adults are mostly diarrhea.
What to do if the Easysweet Norovirus rapid test result is positive
There are currently no vaccines and specific drugs. Norovirus infection is a self-limiting disease. Most patients do not need treatment after onset, and they can recover after resting for 2-3 days. A small number of patients should seek medical treatment when the symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea are severe.
How to Prevent Norovirus Infection
Norovirus is generally susceptible to norovirus due to its strong environmental resistance, low infectious dose, short incubation period, and short immune protection time. Early prevention is extremely important.
Good hand hygiene for children is an effective measure to prevent and control the spread of norovirus. Studies have shown that washing hands with running water and liquid soap for 20 seconds can effectively reduce the amount of virus, while washing hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer for 20 seconds cannot effectively reduce the amount of virus. In addition, attention to food safety and environmental disinfection are also essential for the prevention and control of norovirus. Some schools are already equipped with the Easysweet Norovirus rapid test, if you need it in a densely populated area, you can contact me and I will be happy to help you.
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