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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

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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Is the norovirus airborne?

Is the norovirus airborne?

Mode of transmission: It could be from the droplets of the vomit of the other person. Can also be transmitted through contaminated food and utensils. ...Read more

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Anything to help with norovirus?

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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Is norovirus usually accompanied by pain?

Norovirus: Can cause abdominal cramps, some people even get muscle and joint pain and even headache, especially when feverish ...Read more

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How long can norovirus live outside a human?

How long can norovirus live outside a human?

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

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How much time does norovirus last on surfaces?

Minimum of 12 hours: Published sources quote a range of norovirus survival duration on contaminated hard surfaces. The shortest duration cited is 12 hours. Most sources quote days to weeks. Decontamination with an appropriate product (such as bleach) kills the virus. ...Read more

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How long after exposure do norovirus symptoms appear?

Variable: usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more