What’s Gastroenteritis ?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the wall of the stomach and the intestines. The sickness can be caused by a virus, bacteria or a parasite. Gastroenteritis is particularly common in the fall and winter. The main symptoms linked to gastrointeritis are the following:
- Abdominal cramps
Symptoms generally last between 24 and 72 hours, but can last longer. This is an illness that is easily transmitted through hands and contaminated water and foods.
According to a study, Canadians suffer 1-3 bouts of gastros per year. There is no vaccin against gastro. You can catch gastro numerous times.
While viral gastroenteritis is the most common form of the illness, there is also bacterial gastroenteritis that affects those that are traveling (to Latin America, Africa and Asia).
NOTE: Norovirus genomes (gastro) are present in the air during outbreaks. The only way to disinfect the air is by a dry fogging process treatment.
How to Treat Gastroenteritis in sports?
Viral gastroenteritis transmits quickly among athletes. Sports environments tend to be conducive to a high circulation of the virus for several reasons:
- Frequent saliva transmission via water bottles
- Breathing releases gastroenteritis into the air
- Perspiration can absorb certain spaces (the grounds, benches, etc.)
- Touch is an easy transmitter of viruses (physical contact between athletes)
Once gastroenteritis has reared its ugly head within a sports team, the illness can quickly trigger challenges. Consider that gastroenteritis implies an absence of at least 24 hours. It doesn’t take long for athletes’ absences to push a team down.
Preventing gastroenteritis in sports is particularly important. First of all, regular hand-washing reduces the risk of transmission. In addition, avoid all direct contact with the infected person and teammates.
Preventing Gastroenteritis in sports: The biosports.team™ Service
Gastroenteritis transmission is avoidable. All you have to do is prevent its appearance. biosports.team™ helps with gastroenteritis prevention, thanks to its specialized decontamination service in sports environments
biosports.team™ offers you more than prevention; our Proactive Indoor Contaminate Management (PICM)™ service, disinfects and eliminates gastroentiritis viruses in sports clubs and among athletes.
Thanks to its unique vaporization system that attacks aerial viruses, all sports club spaces, even the tiniest (ceilings, ventilation, floors, etc.) are disinfected. In addition, biosports.team™ disinfects sporting equipment, from ice skates to gloves without any risk of damage. Athletes are free to use the equipment in less than 30 minutes after disinfection.
NOTE: Always verify with the equipment manufacturer about any technique or product you want to use before disinfecting your equipment.
biosports.team™ uses only biodegradable products that are chemical and pesticide-free, and aren’t toxic or dangerous to people with frequent allergies. Our products also don’t require any rinsing.
Count on biosports.team™ to assist you in preventing contagious illnesses within your sports team.
Decontamination of large area using fogging technologies offers many potential advantages over current decontamination manual practices, which are time consuming and subject to error and hand wiping often leaves hard to reach areas contaminatedCanadian Safety and Security Program
A controlled environment is an important element in the preparation of top athletes. biosports.team allows us to be at the forefront as a Canadian federation by helping to ensure our top athletes are better protectedNicolas Gill, CEO - Judo Canada Chief Executive
We started a pilot project with four of our teams in October 2016 with biosports.team and the project went smoothly and exactly as we wanted to protect our teams. On our players has been postponed and the result is favourableGilles Courteau, QMJHL Commissioner
In 2015, a study completed by Laval University researchers in Quebec City confirmed that the virus responsable for more than 50% of Gastroenteritis across the world is spread by airDr Caroline Duhaime