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Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

Usually yes: If you practice good hygiene (don't share food or drinks, wash hands frequently, etc.) the chances of contagion are low in most cases. If someone is immunocompromised or chronically ill, extra precautions or isolation should be observed. Some viruses which cause vomiting may be spread via the respiratory tract, but that is not as common. ...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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I'm 8 months pregnant is it safe to be around someone who has the stomach virus?

I'm 8 months pregnant is it safe to be around someone who has the stomach virus?

Keep your distance: You should probably keep your distance. If you are around that individual was your hands. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus yesterday but i feel better now. Is it safe to have sex?

I had a stomach virus yesterday but i feel better now. Is it safe to have sex?

You may still be: contagious,so,Hold off for 24 hours(symptom free hours)and then let the games begin. ...Read more

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My daughter vomited near me with a possible stomach virus. Haven't had my hands in my mouth have kept them washed and taken 7 showers. Am I safe?

My daughter vomited near me with a possible stomach virus. Haven't had my hands in my mouth have kept them washed and taken 7 showers. Am I safe?

You've done what you: can. Hand washing is the best protection from spread of infectious diseases, especially gastrointestinal viruses. If you didn't touch her vomit and you washed your hands well, you are less likely to get the virus. However, no guarantees in medicine..... ...Read more

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Should you sleep in the same bed as someone with a stomach virus?

Should you sleep in the same bed as someone with a stomach virus?

It is ok: It is ok as long as you are not being exposed to his secretions/excrement. ...Read more

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How does someone catch a stomach virus?

How does someone catch a stomach virus?

Multiple ways...: Stomach viruses are usually transmitted via airborne or contact route. This explains how stomach virus outbreaks occur on cruise ships affecting many people at once. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more