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Norovirus is the most common causes of viral gastroenteritis in human beings. It's usually easily curable, with most people able to make a full recovery. However, if left untreated, it may be lethal. Norovirus accounts for many deaths each year, especially in less developed countries. It's transmitted through contaminated food or water as well as through contact with an affected individual. Recognising its symptoms in the early stages is of utmost importance. Here are eight signs of a norovirus infection.

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1. Diarrhea

Watery stool is the most typical of all norovirus symptoms. It occurs in nearly all individuals suffering from the condition. Usually, the urge to defecate is urgent and highly repetitive. Individuals needing to relieve themselves as often as 20 times a day. Eating anything at all may cause an almost immediate need to visit the restroom. The inability to retain food and the dehydration caused by loss of fluids produce weakness and lethargy. You can take anti-diarrhea medications to control symptoms. However, if you're experiencing a high fever or severe stomach ache, taking these medications can prolong the illness.

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