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Los Angeles, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to not catch a contagious stomach virus from someone you live with (don't share a room)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
YES: Most of these viruses (eg: Norovirus) LIVE ON SURFACES thus HAND WASHING and NOT SHARING dishes , bathroom supplies are the only way to avoid the vurus. BLEACH clean all surfaces touched by the infected person! Hope this helps Dr Z

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Last updated Jul 1, 2021

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