The stomach flu is most frequently referred to as norovirus, the most typical cause of acute gastroenteritis.

The rate of positive norovirus tests, averaged over three weeks, surpassed 15% at the end of last week.

How do you get that infection? By inadvertently ingesting tiny particles of faeces (poop) or vomit from an infected person. have direct contact with someone who is infected.

The first sign of Norovirus – Nausea. – Vomiting. – Stomach pain or cramps. – Watery or loose diarrhoea. – Feeling ill. – Low-grade fever. – Muscle pain.

Symptoms Vomiting and diarrhoea are symptoms of the highly contagious norovirus virus. There's also a chance of mild temperature and pain.

Norovirus Treatment Although there is no cure for norovirus, the CDC recommends drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. The illness usually clears up in a few days.

The majority of people recover in one or two days and have no long-term health consequences.

 Dehydration can be dangerous in the very young, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems.