Norovirus increasing both at national level and in several Provinces: PHAC
by The Canadian Parvasi
As reports of cases of the norovirus rising in the UK and the US make rounds, the Public Health Agency of Canada detailed that cases of the virus, which is reported to be highly contagious and causes a days-long stomach illness, have been on the rise on a national level and in certain provinces in Canada too.
Cases of the norovirus, regarded as the “winter vomiting disease”, have been on the rise in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as on a national level since early January, the Public Health Agency stated to media outlets.
Symptoms of the virus include stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and dehydration that can be unpleasant, and in some cases, deadly, media reports detail.