Mogare wa Norovirus le Dr Kagiso Thomas – Medicine Registrar

Today on our elderly feature we have invited medicine registrar Dr Kagiso Thomas to enlighten us more about the Norovirus, a group of viruses that can cause infection of the gut (intestines), called gastroenteritis.
Viruses are types of germs smaller than bacteria. Gastroenteritis usually causes symptoms of being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea. A Norovirus present in the gut (intestines) of an infected person can pass out in their diarrhea. It is easily spread from an infected person to another by close contact. This is usually because of the virus being present on the infected person's hands after they have been to the toilet.