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The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs has documented a 14% increase in instances of gastroenteritis at healthcare facilities, compared to previous weeks. This issue is particularly affecting children more than adults. Symptoms consist of sudden vomiting and diarrhea, typically resolving with appropriate treatment. Health officials have indicated that these symptoms are caused by the highly contagious norovirus.
To mitigate the spread, the Ministry has issued precautionary measures to protect against the virus. Individuals are advised to do the following:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, especially after vomiting, after a bowel movement and before handling food;
    • Do not prepare meals for others if you are vomiting or have diarrhea; • Do not eat undercooked foods;
  • Disinfect contaminated surfaces and objects frequently to eliminate the virus/bacteria;
    • If you are sick, avoid going to work/school until 24 hours after your symptoms have passed.

The Ministry emphasizes the significance of collaborative endeavors to prevent additional rises in cases.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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