The reason mysterious flash supposedly gastroenteritis what influenced on third from maria grandein the province of Entre-Rios, was discovered by a group of the Office of Epidemiology at the provincial ministry of health.
After conducting epidemiological studies, the general malaise was caused by a virus called noroviruswhich is transmitted by consuming contaminated food or water or by contact from person to person. In addition, the study was completed with water samples, which were analyzed by the municipality, located 64 kilometers from Paraná.
In this sense, the director of epidemiology, Diego Garcilazo, said: “More than 240 interviews were conducted, and samples for virological and bacteriological analysis".
“Thus, it was confirmed that the cases were caused by a virus that is responsible for 50 percent of gastroenteritis outbreaks in general,” said the professional. This is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. However, there are asymptomatic cases. In general, these infections are benign, develop favorably in two or three days, ”he said.
Recommendations to avoid illness
To prevent the spread of this type of virus, experts remember the importance of food consumption and "safe water".
It is considered safe water to which due to its conditions and processing Does not contain microbes or toxic substances affecting healthIt can be obtained using bleach (place 2 drops for every liter of water, 3 drops for every one and a half liters and 6 drops for every three liters, leaving 30 minutes before use); or boiling water for three minutes (from the appearance of bubbles, waiting until it cools for consumption).
Water should be saved after it becomes safe.“It can be packed in clean and closed barrels, better if they are made of plastic and with a spout,” said Garcilazo, “and you should put them away from the ground and out of the reach of animals and regularly change the water.”
For those who have gastroenteritis, experts recalled the importance maintain good moistureespecially this summer season, as diarrhea and vomiting cause excessive excretion of body fluids.
Finally, Garcilazo said: “The most vulnerable groups are small children and the elderly. breast-feeding It is extremely important to maintain hydration and to prevent deterioration or tightening of tables of this type. "