In Kerala, the state government on Sunday confirmed two cases of the ‘highly-contagious’ Norovirus in two children.

Precautionary measures have  been taken as the virus is believed to spread through contaminated water  and food.

Kerala health minister Veena George urged people to maintain hygiene.

"Norovirus infection has been detected in two children and their health condition is stable.

There is no need to be concerned at the moment but everyone should  remain careful and maintain cleanliness," she was quoted as saying by  news agency PTI.


The symptoms of Norovirus include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, a high temperature, headache, and body aches.