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How Long Is Norovirus Contagious On Surfaces
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
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
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 norovirus from oysters last monday. I never caught it because i was away but i'm coming back today, is he still contagious?
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
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
My mom had symptoms of the norovirus but with the vomiting (no diarrhea) came the burning sensation in her arms and neck.Is it 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
5 days : At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet. ...Read more
How long before someone starts showing symptoms of the stomach virus are they contagious?like arnd how long before symptoms does is it in their feces?
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
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
Not long: Hours, maybe a day at most.Get a more detailed answer ›
Days to weeks:
Hope this helps. Good handwashing. Good clean technique in kitchen when preparing food is best defense. Dr R ...Read more
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
Viruses like norovirus & enterovirus can live for weeks on hard surfaces, but what about fabric - how long do viruses survive on a sofa or pillow?
Good question: Almost same life span. Can be little less if it is washed in hot water. ...Read more
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
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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