Noro virus spread in Canada

By: 600011 On: May 1, 2024, 2:23 AM


Noro virus cases are reported to be on the rise in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that norovirus is spreading at a higher rate than expected in the country, with more cases confirmed in Ontario and Alberta. The number of norovirus cases in 2024 is higher than in previous years, the PHAC said. Cases are also increasing in the provinces of BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Symptoms include severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, and body aches. Although norovirus is usually mild in healthy people, it can be serious if it infects young children, the elderly, and people with other underlying medical conditions. Experts say more gatherings and travel by people increase the risk of norovirus outbreaks.