China News Service, Kunming, February 19th (Huang Xinghong) On the 19th, the Lijiang Municipal Health Commission of Yunnan Province reported that some tourists recently went to Lijiang People's Hospital for treatment with symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. After investigation, the cause of the illness was norovirus infection. The patients were all mildly ill. After symptomatic treatment by the hospital, they improved and were discharged from the hospital.

  According to the report, in response to the alternation of winter and spring, when respiratory and intestinal infectious diseases such as influenza, norovirus, and rotavirus are prone to occur frequently, Lijiang City has established a special prevention and control work class to increase the number of public facilities such as restaurants, accommodations, and scenic spots within its jurisdiction. Supervision and inspections have been carried out across all venues to supervise the implementation of food safety systems, employee health monitoring, disinfection and other measures to block the spread of the epidemic; medical institutions have strengthened their treatment capabilities to ensure the health and safety of tourists and the general public.

  The notice reminded that currently there is a concentration of tourism and visiting relatives and friends, and frequent movement of people. Tourists and citizens are requested to develop good hygiene habits of washing hands frequently, eating cooked food, and drinking boiled water. If relevant symptoms occur, they should seek medical treatment in time. The Lijiang Municipal Health Commission will continue to organize and carry out epidemic surveillance, eliminate sources of infection, block transmission routes, prepare for patient treatment, and make every effort to prevent and control diseases to protect the health of the people.

  Data show that October to March of the following year is the peak season for norovirus infections. The incubation period of norovirus infection is 12 hours to 72 hours, usually 24 hours to 48 hours. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Some patients have headache, chills and muscle aches. Children mainly suffer from vomiting, while adults mostly suffer from diarrhea. The feces are watery or watery.

  Lijiang City is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, on the southeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in the east of the Hengduan Mountains, and in the middle reaches of the Jinsha River. It has become a popular tourist destination in China because of its unique natural landforms and endowment of tourism resources. (over)