Most Common Cause Of Food Poisoning Was Unknown... It's Finally Revealed!

Norovirus is responsible for nearly 5 million cases of food poisoning in the US every year.

Norovirus is responsible for nearly 5 million cases of food poisoning in the US every year.

On the other hand, there are only 1 million cases of food-borne illnesses reported due to Salmonella every year.

Research conducted at Johns Hopkins University has revealed shocking results.

Research conducted at Johns Hopkins University has revealed shocking results.

According to the study, it costs an exorbitant amount of $64.5 billion a year in healthcare and absenteeism due to food-borne illnesses.

Whereas the cost of treatment is $4.2 billion.

Whereas the cost of treatment is $4.2 billion.

People need to be aware about the symptoms of food-borne illnesses to make up for the remaining amount of $60.3 billion.

The treatment of illnesses caused due to Norovirus infection is very expensive.

The treatment of illnesses caused due to Norovirus infection is very expensive.

Norovirus infections go unnoticed because people are unaware about the symptoms.

Food-borne illnesses must not be ignored at any cost.

Food-borne illnesses must not be ignored at any cost.

Senior author Bruce Y.
Lee, a professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health explained, "Norovirus has been around for a while.
People tend to latch on to what is new and overlook what has been right in front of them, even if what is front of them can be a serious problem.
The disease is often underreported.
People suffer in relative silence without getting tested.
Some organizations or businesses may be reluctant to report norovirus cases because they think it may turn away customers."

Hospitalization rates for Salmonella and Norovirus are quite similar.

Hospitalization rates for Salmonella and Norovirus are quite similar.

Still very few people learn that they had norovirus unless it is a very serious case.

Vaccination is the only solution to get rid of Norovirus infection.

Vaccination is the only solution to get rid of Norovirus infection.

Lee further explained, "Each year we see norovirus outbreaks that potentially could have been avoided or better contained.
For example, better hygiene, keeping employees who are sick at home, and improved food safety can prevent restaurant outbreaks.
This, in turn, could have saved considerable productivity losses."

Symptoms start within 24-48 hours of infection and last for 1-3 days.

Symptoms start within 24-48 hours of infection and last for 1-3 days.

Some common symptoms of this horrible food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps, watery or loose diarrhea, malaise, low-grade fever and muscle pain.

Good thing is that the treatment of food-borne illnesses can be accomplished in a few days.

Good thing is that the treatment of food-borne illnesses can be accomplished in a few days.

But patients remain contagious for next 48 hours even after the treatment.

A health campaign must be launched for educating people about the illnesses caused due to Norovirus.

A health campaign must be launched for educating people about the illnesses caused due to Norovirus.

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