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Dehydration: The danger of norovirus infection

Posted on July 27, 2015 4:27 pm under Premises Liability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that norovirus is the country’s number one cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food. Every year, millions of acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) and thousands of emergency department visits have been associated with norovirus infection.

Because norovirus infection is characterized by bouts of diarrhea and nausea, the number one complication arising from this condition is dehydration, which can be extremely dangerous for young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune system. People suffering from norovirus infection should seek medical attention immediately at the onset of any dehydration sign and symptoms, including fatigue, light-headedness, dry mouth, and decreased urine output.

Sadly, many cases of norovirus outbreaks have been a result of unsanitary food preparation in restaurants across the country. If you think a contaminated food at a restaurant in Wisconsin has caused you to suffer from this disease, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve from the restaurant owner responsible. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free case consultation today.