When it was time again.
As much as we hope will come the winter vomiting bug in year after year.
According Vårdguiden 1177.se has Google increases the winter vomiting just started to increase, which is a clear sign that the infamous viral disease is here.
Winter vomiting disease is most common between November and April, reaching its peak between January and March – thus the name. But it is possible to suffer during the rest of the year.
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Winter vomiting disease is caused by the calicivirus and spread very easily from person to person.
The disease is similar to other stomach diseases but is often defined by a very fast onset. The incubation period is between 12 and 48 hours.
Other common symptoms are:
Children are affected more often by vomiting while for adults is more common with diarrhea.
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How contagious winter vomiting
The disease is extremely contagious and one person can reduce a lot of work. It is for example very common in hospitals or among pre-school groups. Usually it goes away by itself after a few days.
So spread the infection:
Direct contact between people
Indirect contact when someone vomits and the infection spread in the air
Food and beverages handled by someone carrying the virus
Drinking water or food that has come in contact with contaminated water.
How do you protect
Be careful not to handle food for others to eat if you suspect you may be infected. Good hygiene is also the alpha and omega, always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after visiting the toilet.
Hand Spirits does not affect the virus in question, it is not enough to just use it.
You also do well to avoid buffets where many people handling the food.
Have you been affected by the winter vomiting bug should stay away from other people for at least one day after you are symptom-free.
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Then you should seek care
If you vomit a lot and are not taking sufficiently with liquid.
You urinating unusually little
You have bloody diarrhea
High fever and freezes
You are stomach and eat medicine for heart failure, diabetes, or other serious disease
You have had diarrhea for over a week
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