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A 26-year-old female asked:

How soon after being exposed to a stomach virus would symptoms appear if you caught it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Gastroenteritis: There are many different "stomach viruess" (causing viral gastroenteritis). Norovirus is the most common. Symptoms usually start after 1-3 days. About 60% of exposed persons become ill. If you're beyond 4-5 days and not yet having nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, probably you didn't get it. However, other viruses can take longer, so no guarantees.

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