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Is there any place that doesn't have norovirus outbreak problems?

Is there any place that doesn't have norovirus outbreak problems?

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

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WHAT is the Norovirus natural habitat or host? How does it start up an outbreak? Where does it go when outbreaks die down?

WHAT is the Norovirus natural habitat or host? How does it start up an outbreak? Where does it go when outbreaks die down?

CDC: The studies I read on the CDC's website suggested the most common mode of transmission is foodbourne, with restaurants, schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities being at the top of the list of most common places to contract it. It most likely always is alive in some food or someone but transmission is held at bay or can be increased depending on contact and hand washing. ...Read more

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Stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE. Visit ban in place for a week now. What is the implication? How could a ban last for several weeks?

Stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE.  Visit ban in place for a week now.  What is the implication?  How could a ban last for several weeks?

Perhaps: they don't want visitors to become ill due to acquiring "the stomach flu?" A stomach flu virus can last as long as two weeks in someone with an intact immune system, and longer in someone who is immunocompromised due to medications or illness. ...Read more

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How many days quarantine is considered typical when there is a stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE? This one RCFE has been in quarantine for four days.

How many days quarantine is considered typical when there is a stomach flu outbreak at a RCFE?  

This one RCFE has been in quarantine for four days.

That isn't a long: time. Mostly it depends on a lot of specific details such as the cause of the outbreak (cholera, dysentery, c diff, hepatitis A would be quite bad). And if the outbreak is getting worse. ...Read more

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Anything to help with norovirus?

Well hydrated: Norovirus often causes outbreak of gastroenteritis and dehydration ensues as a result. Small frequent sips of electrolyte solution such as pedialyte is the first thing to do. If oral rehydration fails, IV hydration will be required. ...Read more

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What exactly is norovirus?

What exactly is norovirus?

Stomach bug: Noro virus is frequently involved as a causative agent in the outbreak of gastroenteritis in a community, cruise ship, or daycare center. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people to get worried when norovirus is going around?

Is it normal for people to get worried when norovirus is going around?

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

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How likely am I to get norovirus if nuresery school worker?

How likely am I to get norovirus if nuresery school worker?

Somewhat higher risk: Norovirus is a well viral agent causing outbreak of gastroenteritis. Since main mode of transmission is through fecal-oral route, faithful hand washing should minimize the chance to get infected with. ...Read more

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How dangerous is visiting a nursing home. Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

How dangerous is visiting a nursing home.  Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

Infection control: Antibiotic resistant bacteria are commonly present in body fluids such as urine, feces and phlegm. Be careful and wash hands with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not adequate protection. Norovirus outbreaks do occur but are infrequent. ...Read more

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