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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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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

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How long is the stomach flu contagious?

How long is the stomach flu contagious?

Depends: The contagious period from oral secretions often begins just before the first fever untill fever has been gone 24hr. The germ may be found in the stool for another 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious . If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious ...Read more

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How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks.: These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. ...Read more

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How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: There are many different viruses that cause stomach flu. How long you are contagious is determined but which of the viruses you have. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for a stomach virus to stop being contagious?

How long does it generally take for a stomach virus to stop being contagious?

Depends on the virus: But generally, viral gastroenteritis and bacterial gastroenteritis will shed the virus or bacteria in the stool for 7-10 days after symptoms have resolved. ...Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you no longer contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you no longer contagious?

Varies: The oral secretions of a patient are not considered contagious after the fever has disappeared. The virus can be shed in the stool for another 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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How long is a person considered contagious after being sick with the stomach flu?

How long is a person considered contagious after being sick with the stomach flu?

5 days : At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet. ...Read more

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Is there any way of knowing if someone is still contagious from the stomach flu? Every strain is different and some are contagious for longer?

Is there any way of knowing if someone is still contagious from the stomach flu? Every strain is different and some are contagious for longer?

No: People with viral infections are generally contagious even before significant symptoms appear. The duration other illnesses is obviously going to vary based on what virus is infecting them and therefore it's going to be different the length that they're going to be contagious. So I can't really give you specifics unfortunately. ...Read more

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Is a stomach virus contagious before diarrhea and vomiting begin? If so, for how long? Thanks.

Is a stomach virus contagious before diarrhea and vomiting begin? If so, for how long? Thanks.

No: It is contagious by hand to mouth. You have to touch the vomit or diarrhea then touch an open area like your eye, nose, mouth, nose and then it is very contagious . That is why handwashing around a sick person is so important and disinfecting everything that person could have touched important . ...Read more

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How long does the norovirus live on the material of a couch and other surfaces?

How long does the norovirus live on the material of a couch and other surfaces?

Days to weeks: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/keyfacts.pdf
Hope this helps. Good handwashing. Good clean technique in kitchen when preparing food is best defense. Dr R ...Read more

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How long does the norovirus live on surfaces like the couch? Carpet? Pillows/blankets and other surfaces?

Days to weeks : Studies show norovirus can live on surfaces for days to weeks and survive some cleaning products use dilute bleach to clean suspect surfaces 25 tablespoons per gallon of H2O to clean. https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/keyfacts.pdf ...Read more

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How contagious is the stomach virus?

How contagious is the stomach virus?

Stomach virus: There is not one specific virus capable of producing acute gastroenteritis, and when it occurs it is communicable generally by the fecal/oral route. Somebody with the virus handles your food or water and you become infected. ...Read more

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Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. ...Read more

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My wife has the stomach flu am I contagious?

Gastroenteritis: is not airborne. If you are not infected then you should not be contagious. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the stomach flu, am i contagious?

Yes you are.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Don't make close contact with people who are well. ...Read more

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When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

Not Passed in Milk: While a nursing mother can pass a stomach virus onto her child, the virus does not pass to the child through the breastmilk. The mother's antibodies passed via the breastmilk may even offer protection for the child. ...Read more

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