People warned against diarrhea infection caused by Rotavirus

The Diseases Control Department has warned people to eat well-cooked food, clean their hands with soap before and after preparing food and use a common spoon while eating together to prevent themselves from contracting Rotavisus which has increasingly affected adults.

The department reported that during its monitoring of diarrhea cases in the past week, it was discovered that more adults were infected with Rotavirus which is the common cause of diarrhea disease and out of 32 patients who suffered from diarrhea, 30 of them were caused by Rotavirus.

Information from the department for 2015-17 showed that there were altogether 1,510 cases of diarrhea from Rotavirus, but there were no fatalities.

However, the department predicted more diarrhea cases this week due to the cold weather which enable Rotavirus to multiply and persist longer in the environment. Also, the change of weather has made people more susceptible to falling sick.

Rotavirus-induced diarrhea stems from eating food which was not well cooked or not clean or dirty drinking water or from using things which were stained with the virus. The symptoms include fever, vomiting, stomach pain and watery diarrhoea.