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"Norovirus food poisoning caution information" official announcement!

On December 4, 2017, "norovirus food poisoning caution information" was announced by Kanagawa health welfare station life hygiene department.
As smell and taste, color do not change after not knowing by the naked eye even if "norovirus" attaches to food, it is next and, in the handling of food, warns, and we are perfect, and let's do prophylaxis.
The norovirus food poisoning outbreak number of 2016 was three cases in Yokosuka.
In addition, there is no outbreak of 2017. (as of December 4, 2017)

Official announcement period: From Monday, December 4, 2017 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

With norovirus

Norovirus is virus causing acute gastroenteritis mainly on the winter season.
It presents symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting, fever when infected, and we usually recover in 2-3 days, but it may be for symptom that is serious in weak infants and elderly people of resistance.
In addition, infection power is very strong and becomes sick with very few viruses.
A large quantity of norovirus is included in flight and vomiting thing of infected person, and secondary pollution (polluting food through dirty hands) causes food poisoning development.

Preventive point at home

  1. After having come home from whereabouts, we may use soap before meal, and, after restroom, let's wash hand before cooking.
  2. Kitchen utensil including cutting board washes enough, and let's sterilize in bleaching agent for boiling water and kitchen.
  3. When we handle vomiting thing, excrement, it will prevent you from touching directly. We may use soap, and let's wash hand when we touch.
  4. As bivalves such as oysters may become the source of infection, warn the handling of bivalve enough, and heat and cook to center (at 85-90 degrees Celsius more than 90 seconds); do, and let's eat.

 

Table: The norovirus food poisoning outbreak situation (as of December 4, 2017 10:00) of Kanagawa
  Food poisoning
The number of outbreak
Norovirus food poisoning
The number of outbreak
Of norovirus food poisoning
Ratio (%) to occupy
2013

49

13

26.5

2014

93

23

24.7

2015

91

25

27.5

2016

92

29

31.5

2017

55

8

14.5

 

Contact

Health Department Sanitary Affairs Division

〒238-0046 1-38-11, Nishihemicho, Yokosuka-shi WellCity Civic Plaza the third floor

Phone number 046-824-2191

Fax: 046-824-2192

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