Doctor insights on:
Norovirus Isolation Procedures
Transmission: Noroviruses are in the Caliciviridae family of viruses & cause the most acute gastroenteritis in the US. Per Foodsafety. Gov: “People who are infected can spread it directly to other people, or can contaminate food or drinks they prepare for other people. The virus can also survive on surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus or be spread through contact with an infected person. ...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
Do you have diarrhea:
What makes you think that you have norovirus. Unless you have diarrhea, you do not have to be concerned about the virus.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer.
Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more
Vomiting...: ...Is usually first, followed by diarrhea soon after. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Norovirus represent about 90% of the intestinal viruses which cause human disease. It causes severe intestinal distress with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea being common. Patients report body aches which relate to the body's response to the virus. All we can offer is relief of any fever or pain using tylenol, (acetaminophen) which is preferrable to Ibuprofen or other NSAID which can irritate the GI tract. ...Read more
Varies: The clinical course is often variable. Diarrhea and vomiting can last from 12 hours to 7 days. ...Read more
Check out this file: Http://www. Epa. Gov/oppad001/list_g_norovirus. Pdf.Get a more detailed answer ›
Norovirus: Yes. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. According to the CDC Norovirus outbreaks peak during November to April in the United States. The best way to prevent Norovirus is to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and wash your fruits and vegetables. More tips here from CDC: http://www. Cdc. Gov/norovirus/preventing-infection. Html? S_cid=cs_074 ...Read more
Test: You cannot tell unless you test. Anybody else with similar symptoms around you? Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
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
Complex question: There's not a simple answer to this. There is only one species of norovirus, but there are at least 8 serotypes, five genogroups, and many genotypes. I know, that did not help much. Sorry. ...Read more
Dimenhidranate: This antinauseant has less activity than dimenphenadrine and whether it will be effective in controlling vomiting from norovirus infection is difficult to predict. Depends on the severity of infection, size of patient, dose taken and a variety of other factors. Unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more
No: It is spread from fecal contamination of things subsequently swallowed. Aerosol inaction of particles swallowed may also occur. It is not spread from breathing it in. ...Read more
Wash hands.: Thorough handwashing and hand sanitizing was what allowed cruise ships to get over their norwalk epidemics. ...Read more
Norovirus: Viruses mutate - so you might be immune to one strain of norovirus but not to others. ...Read more
Nausea: Also can be abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. ...Read more
Places w/o people: If there are humans around, then norovirus infections are possible. It is a highly contagious illness causing vomiting and diarrhea. Good hygiene is essential to minimize spread. Here is a link to the cdc website on the virus: http://www. Cdc. Gov/norovirus/index. Html. ...Read more