What is the disease?
-Using RNA in the virus they can use polymerase chain reaction(most common)
-Enzyme-based immunoassays in stool samples
- This is the newest type of test and it is used when you are trying to detect a norovirus that contaminated a group of people(used a shared food source or location).
** Your body makes antibodies that work against the norovirus, they can be identified with immunoassay testing of blood samples
-Cramping abdominal or stomach pain
- Thirsty( because they loose fluids through diarrhea, vomiting)
- Children might not be thirsty but may appear listless or lethargic from dehydration
** Usually the cases of norovirus are mild but in severe cases, there might be a need for hospitalization because of dehydration.