The havoc of the corona epidemic in Kerala has not stopped yet that the threat of another virus has started looming. Norovirus case has been reported in Wayanad district.
The government has given instructions to remain alert regarding this animal borne disease spread through contaminated water and food. Health Minister Veena George on Friday asked people to be cautious about this and issued guidelines.
Instructions to people to be alert
The Health Minister directed to intensify the activities to prevent the disease and spread awareness about it. He has issued an order asking people to be alert.
The situation in Wayanad was assessed today in a meeting chaired by Veena George. He said that there is nothing to worry about at the moment, but it is necessary to be cautious.
The Health Minister said that this disease can be controlled with proper prevention and treatment. That’s why everyone should know about this disease and the measures to prevent it. Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause stomach disorders.
The person in its grip has vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus does not have much effect on healthy people, but it can be serious in young children, the elderly, and people with other diseases.