Norovirus diarrhoea season in Guangdong Province, China

There have been 39 outbreaks of norovirus infection, predominantly in schools, nurseries, factories, hospitals, and nursing homes. Other viruses that cause travellers' diarrhoea may also be present at this time of year.

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Advice For Travellers

In Guangdong, diarrhoea due to norovirus and other viruses peaks annually in October to March. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to norovirus and other viruses that cause diarrhoea by taking all necessary precautions to avoid contaminated food and water. Good personal hygiene, especially hand washing, helps to reduce the risk of exposure and infection.

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