There has been a lot of talk about norovirus in the news.
Here is what you should look for- be sure to call your doctor if you see any of these symptoms:
- throwing up
- stomach pain
- body aches
“A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.
If you have norovirus illness, you can feel extremely ill and throw up or have diarrhea many times a day. This can lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses.
Symptoms of dehydration:
- decrease in urination
- dry mouth and throat
- feeling dizzy when standing up
Children who are dehydrated may cry with few or no tears and be unusually sleepy or fussy.”
These measures may help prevent the spread of the virus:
- Wash your hands frequently during the day
- If your child is experiencing symptoms, keep them at home for minimum of 48 hours
- Don’t share cups or drinking bottles
For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/.
Be sure to contact the school if your child or anyone in your family is experiencing these issues so we can keep track of the illness in our community. the Health Department has put out a statement that children need to be symptom free of illness for 48 hours before returning to school.
Thank you for your help in keeping our community healthy!