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How Long Does Take For Nirovirus To Run Its Course
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
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
Norovirus with no vomiting. Keep running to the bathroom but nothing comes out. Night sweats, nausea, diharrea, etc. Norovirus or something else ?
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
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
Variable: usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more
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
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