By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Taiwan CDC is reporting the number of visits to hospitals for diarrhea has recently increased, and the pathogens detected in cluster incidents are mainly norovirus, and most of them occur in the catering and hotel industry.


According to the monitoring data of the Department of Disease Control, the total number of diarrhea outpatient and emergency clinic visits in Taiwan last week (February 21 to February 27) was 138,462, which has increased in the past two weeks. In previous years, the number of visits to diarrhea after the Spring Festival holiday increased; the country has nearly four weeks (5th to 8th weeks) A total of 87 diarrhea cluster notifications were received, of which 86% of the cases had symptoms with less than 10 people (inclusive); 58 cases of pathogen-positive cases were detected, mainly norovirus (97%) ), the majority is in the catering and lodging industry (71%).

The Department of Disease Control reminds that because norovirus is highly contagious, people should pay attention to food safety and hand hygiene. If there are suspected symptoms, they should seek medical attention as soon as possible and make sure to rest at home if they are sick; catering and lodging businesses must strengthen environmental hygiene management and pay attention to employees If you feel unwell, please suspend work immediately to reduce the risk of virus transmission.