Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > MEDICAL & HEALTH > General Health Care
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

General Health Care Prison Health Care.. Medical, medications and all that go with it related to health care in the prison system...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-03-2016, 07:09 PM
IzzyLouWho's Avatar
IzzyLouWho IzzyLouWho is offline
Mischief Makin' Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,975
Thanks: 901
Thanked 3,060 Times in 1,512 Posts
Exclamation Norovirus

Definition

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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 by fecal matter during preparation. You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person.
Diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting typically begin 24 to 48 hours after exposure. Norovirus symptoms last one to three days, and most people recover completely without treatment. However, for some people — especially infants, older adults and people with underlying disease — vomiting and diarrhea can be severely dehydrating and require medical attention.
Norovirus infection occurs most frequently in closed and crowded environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools and cruise ships.


Symptoms

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Signs and symptoms of norovirus infection include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Watery or loose diarrhea
  • Malaise
  • Low-grade fever
  • Muscle pain
Signs and symptoms usually begin 24 to 48 hours after first exposure to the virus, and last one to three days. You may continue to shed virus in your feces for up to three days after recovery.
Some people with norovirus infection may show no signs or symptoms. However, they are still contagious and can spread the virus to others.
When to see a doctor

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.


Causes

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Noroviruses are highly contagious and are shed in the feces of infected humans and animals. Methods of transmission include:
  • Eating contaminated food
  • Drinking contaminated water
  • Touching your hand to your mouth after your hand has been in contact with a contaminated surface or object
  • Being in close contact with a person who has a norovirus infection
Noroviruses are difficult to wipe out because they can withstand hot and cold temperatures as well as most disinfectants.
Risk factors

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Risk factors for becoming infected with norovirus include:
  • Having an impaired immune system
  • Living in a place where food is handled with unsanitary procedures
  • Living with a child who attends preschool or a child care center
  • Living in close quarters, such as in nursing homes
  • Staying in hotels, resorts, cruise ships or other destinations with many people in close quarters
Complications

By Mayo Clinic Staff

For most people, norovirus infection clears up within a few days and isn't life-threatening. But in some people — especially children and older immunocompromised adults in hospitals or nursing homes — norovirus infection can cause severe dehydration, malnutrition and even death.
Warning signs of dehydration include:
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Listlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased urine output
__________________
Angela
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Norovirus at Corcoran Tiredmadre General Health Care 7 02-08-2016 05:10 PM
Norovirus at Polunsky J&MG1113 Death Row - What you need to know! 0 01-23-2014 03:27 PM
Norovirus at SQ RoseMateo51 San Quentin State Prison (SQ) - California 32 04-11-2007 06:58 AM
Possible Norovirus outbreak at SQ mamaD San Quentin State Prison (SQ) - California 91 01-21-2007 09:26 PM
Norovirus at Parnall HOPE4FUTURE Michigan Region III Prisons and Camps 36 01-11-2007 03:46 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:13 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics