OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN

OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN

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OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN

– Health Department of the regional government of Catalonia said 4,146 people were treated for norovirus symtom.

– The symtom includes nausea, vomiting, etc.

OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN

Local health officials said Monday that over 4,000 people fell ill with norovirus in northeastern Spain after drinking bottled spring water contaminated with human faecal matter.

OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN
Norovirus Disease Outbreak in Spain

According to reports, the health Department of the regional government of Catalonia said 4,146 people were treated for symptoms including nausea, vomiting and fever in Barcelona and Tarragona after drinking the contaminated water from office water-coolers. Six needed hospital treatment.

A microbiology professor at the University of Barcelona, who was in charge of the analysis of the contaminated water, Albert Bosch said, “It is the first time in the world that norovirus has been found in bottled water.”

He added, “The way this usually happens with tap water is because somehow faecal water got mixed up with drinking water. But in this case we are talking of bottled water, there is a process and we don’t know at what point it happened.”

The Eden Springs bottled water company has recollected more than 6,150 bottles of water that had been dispersed in 925 companies in response to the epidemic as a precaution.

The company has said it bottled the contaminated water in Andorra, a tiny, mountainous principality nestled between Spain and France.

Catalan health officials have confirmed the norovirus outburst to be over since no new case has been found in the past week.

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OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN

Norovirus is rarely life-threatening but is highly contagious. It can be contracted from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Most people recover from its effects in two or three days.

OVER 4,000 PEOPLE FELL ILL WITH NOROVIRUS IN SPAIN