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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?

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?

Take precautions: Yes, he can still be contagious for 3 days after he gets better. The key is hand washing, hand washing, hand washing. Also do not share utensils, drinks or food as these may become contaminated with the virus. Hope this helps and the he gets better soon! ...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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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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How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

How long is norovirus contagious on surfaces?

Hours to Days: The virus can last up to 12 hours on surfaces, and has been found in contaminated carpet for up to 12 days (reference, the centers for disease control). ...Read more

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Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

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

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What could I do to prevent from getting the norovirus?

Wash hands.: Thorough handwashing and hand sanitizing was what allowed cruise ships to get over their norwalk epidemics. ...Read more

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How much time are you immune to norovirus after having it?

Norovirus: Viruses mutate - so you might be immune to one strain of norovirus but not to others. ...Read more

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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