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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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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Can norovirus be spread through saliva? How long are you contagious after vomiting stops?

Can norovirus be spread through saliva? How long are you contagious after vomiting stops?

See below: Norovirus is mainly spread by fecal-oral route. The virus is shed in stool and also by airborne droplets of vomitus. You contract the virus by eating contaminated food or drink, by touching a surface thats been contaminated or by exposure to the vomitus. If a person recently vomited, saliva would transmit the virus. You are mostly contagious during the acute illness and for several days after. ...Read more

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Is my boyfriend still contagious from norovirus after a week?

Is my boyfriend still contagious from norovirus after a week?

Variable: Most people are not longer shedding virus after 3 days but some can shed virus for several weeks. Highest infectivity is at the start or during illness. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had the norovirus last monday i didn't catch it because i was away but i come back today its been a week is he still contagious?

My boyfriend had the norovirus last monday i didn't catch it because i was away but i come back today its been a week is he still contagious?

...: Norwalk viruses are found in vomit and stool. You can get it by eating/drinking contaminated products, touching contaminated things, having direct contact with a person who is infected. People are contagious from when they begin feeling sick until at least 3 days after they are better. Wash hands often, avoid food prepared by someone infected and clean contaminated surfaces often. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had norovirus from oysters last monday. I never caught it because i was away but i'm coming back today, is he still contagious?

My boyfriend had norovirus from oysters last monday. I never caught it because i was away but i'm coming back today, is he still contagious?

Take precautions: Yes, he can still be contagious for 3 days after he gets better. The key is hand washing, hand washing, hand washing. Also do not share utensils, drinks or food as these may become contaminated with the virus. Hope this helps and the he gets better soon! ...Read more

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Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages. Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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If someone has norovirus and pets/cuddles with a dog, is there a chance the virus germs can stay on the dogs fur and be contagious if I pet the dog?

If someone has norovirus and pets/cuddles with a dog, is there a chance the virus germs can stay on the dogs fur and be contagious if I pet the dog?

Dog fomites-unlikely: This is what is called a 'fomite' which probably means nothing to you, but the dog is an object which could harbor and then transmit these germs -IN THEORY. Mostly, norovirus attacks cruise ships, where someone who's had diarrhea, opens a door, and the door knob gets these viruses on it. That person who held the dog hopefully cleaned up after a diarrheal BM and didn't contaminate it. Wash the dog! ...Read more

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How long is vnorovirus contagious on surfaces?

How long is vnorovirus contagious on surfaces?

Hours to Days: Per the cdc, the virus can last up to 12 hours on surfaces, and has been found on contaminated carpet after 12 days. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more