4 Ways to Prevent Stomach Flu

Norovirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis, a disease that triggers inflammation in the stomach and intestine that trigger diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Some people refer to as "stomach flu". The virus is found in contaminated food and drink. He also can live on the surface or spread by contact with an infected person. Gastroenteritis is highly contagious. 

Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, and fatigue, which lasted several days. Most people can recover quickly, but in those who do not drink enough to replace lost fluids from vomiting and diarrhea, infusion necessary. 

Norovirus infection often occur not because others also are easily spread. Many public places are contaminated by the virus. Cutlery in the restaurant could even be one of the means of transmission of this virus. 

In fact, norovirus infection can not be underestimated. Nearly two-thirds of people infected with this virus could potentially require a long treatment, especially for those who are elderly and severely dehydrated. 

Thus, in order to prevent the stomach flu and transmission of norovirus, follow 4 simple tips below; 

1. Increase awareness. 

Disseminate information that the virus can be easily spread. Transmission can be from person to person, eating or drinking contaminated food and water, or touching contaminated surfaces. 

2. Frequent hand washing. 

Wash hands can kill microorganisms, including norovirus. Using hand-sanitizer can be an option, but not 100 percent effective. 

3. Prevent since in the household. 

Recommendations Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of norovirus among others, to clean all surfaces with disinfectant, wash vegetables and fruits before eating and wash clothes thoroughly, and do not prepare dinner if you're sick. 

4. Limit visits. 

If you are sick, limit people to visit it until you feel better. If you must communicate, do it via phone or internet. It is smart to not transmit norovirus to others.