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Norovirus on its peak season in Taiwan; 24 confirmed infected as CDC warns the public

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of Taiwan warns the public to observe good hygiene which is a peak season for norovirus, reported by CNA.

Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation or contaminated surfaces. You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person, per Mayo Clinic.

Norovirus is typically peak between November and March in Taiwan, according to the CDC. There are now 24 cluster infections of diarrhea caused by norovirus confirmed in Taiwan.

Outbreaks often occur in densely populated institutions like schools, workeplace, which means good hygiene is key to preventing the spread of the disease.

Seek medical attention if you develop diarrhea that doesn't go away within several days. Also call your doctor if you experience severe vomiting, bloody stools, abdominal pain or dehydration.

For prevention, wash your hands thoroughly, avoid contaminated food and water, wash fruits and vegetables before eating, cook seafood thoroughly and observe proper hygiene.


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