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Two LP school students test positive for Norovirus in Kerala

- June 5, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (BPNS)

Two Lower Primary school students in Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram have tested positive for the Norovirus. The samples of 42 students who were admitted to the hospital here were tested after they complained of diarrhea and vomiting and two samples tested positive for Norovirus. All the 42 students whose samples were tested are studying at LMLP school, Uchakada, Vizhinjam in Thiruvanthapuram.

State health department officials said that the norovirus spreads through water and food particles. However, health officials said that the virus infection generally lasts only for 2 days and that there are not many after-effects following the norovirus infection.

However, health officials said that dehydration can be a problem in very young and old people, and in some patients, bodies will remain weak for one more week.

The National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention stated that to protect from Norovirus, regular washing of hands is required and fruits and vegetables must be rinsed in hot water properly if virus is detected in the neighbourhood.