Dr. Manuel Momjian sits down with ABC 7 Eyewitness News to discuss Norovirus Outbreak. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year roughly 19 to 21 million cases are related to acute gastroenteritis, which is a fancy word for inflammation of the stomach, intestines or both. CDC estimates that 400,000 visits are made to the emergency room each year, which leads to about 570-800 deaths.
The Norovirus can be caught any time during the year so it’s not seasonal like some other viruses. However, CDC reports an increase of the virus outbreak occurs during winter.
Check out the interview below to learn the symptoms of the Norovirus and what preventative measures people can take to avoid getting this virus.