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How long does take for nirovirus to run its course?

How long does take for nirovirus to run its course?

<1 week: It usually takes <1 week for a healthy immune system to build up antibodies to the virus. The organism is also known as norwalk-like viruses or caliciviruses. The disease is also known as stomach flu or viral gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What is norovirus? Who is affected? How long does it take for the virus to run its course in a place like a facility?

What is norovirus?  Who is affected?  How long does it take for the virus to run its course in a place like a facility?

Try this video link: Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and to throw up. These symptoms can be especially serious for young children and older adults. Ref. http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/ ...Read more

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Norovirus hits RCFE, no visitors for now. On average how long will it Take virus to run its course?

Norovirus hits RCFE, no visitors for now. On average how long will it Take virus to run its course?

A few days to weeks: Presumably RCFE means assisted living facility. Surprising to bar visitors because of norovirus. If "run its course" means a particular resident, usually 2-5 days. If you mean time for the outbreak to run its course, it depends mostly on effectiveness of control measures: isolation of affected residents, staff hygiene, hand washing, maybe finding and correcting a common source (can be difficult). ...Read more

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Does it take longer for a very old, unwell person to recover from norovirus? Can it have any effects or complications that might last for a few weeks.e.g. weakening of the immune sytem?

Yes: This is true of almost any disease the old and fragile are more susceptible to viral diseases and bad side effects than the young or well. They are more likely to have worse disease in this case more diarrhea and vomiting and be more likely to get secondary infections because of their weakened state. ...Read more

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How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

Hours to Days: The virus can last up to 12 hours on surfaces, and has been found in contaminated carpet for up to 12 days (reference, the centers for disease control). ...Read more

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How long can norovirus live outside a human?

NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of the virus, but the virus can be in the stool and vomit of infected persons, from the day they start to feel ill to as long as 2 weeks after they feel better." http://www.Health.State.Mn.Us/divs/idepc/diseases/norovirus/basics.Html#duration. ...Read more

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How long after exposure do norovirus symptoms appear?

How long after exposure do norovirus symptoms appear?

Variable: usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to kiss my husband after having norovirus?

Norovirus: This highly communicable virus can remain in your stool for 2 wks after onset of illness. It is usually transmitted by persons whose hands may be contaminated with stool and aggressive hand-washing is the key to reducing risk of giving it to others. If you have been vomiting the virus may be in the mouth transiently, but no data on transmission by kissing. If you have recovered, give it 7-10 d. ...Read more