Vomiting Outbreak Strikes Germany — 8,400 Children Affected

Germany is trying to find the cause of a horrible vomiting outbreak that has struck about 8,400 children. The exact cause of the outbreak is unknown. It is believed to have occurred when the children consumed food from school cafeterias or daycare centers. The good thing is that most of the kids have recovered within a few days. They did not need to go to the hospital.

There have been 16 cases of norovirus confirmed in the German state of Saxony. Norovirus is transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water. It is also transmitted by person-to-person contact. The norovirus is also referred to as food poisoning. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting in children, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Luckily, the norovirus does not require antibiotics and for hesalthy people, it usually clears up in a few days.