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A 19-year-old female asked:
How long does noro virus last in a luggage? my dad got sick on vacation, and i'm wondering if i can still catch it. (we were on vacation in december)
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably no risk: I'm not aware of any research on whether luggage can carry norovirus for such a long time. However, there are also no scientific reports that anyone ever caught the virus from using contaminated luggage. If the luggage was directly contaminated, such as someone vomiting on it, clean it with a disinfectant soap. Otherwise don't worry about it.
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Last updated Aug 10, 2015
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