Quite. Acute viral gastroenteritis generally is highly communicable through bodily secretions. In day care centers this will spread as rapidly as water through a sieve.
Stomach virus. There is not one specific virus capable of producing acute gastroenteritis, and when it occurs it is communicable generally by the fecal/oral route. Somebody with the virus handles your food or water and you become infected.
Depends on the virus. But generally, viral gastroenteritis and bacterial gastroenteritis will shed the virus or bacteria in the stool for 7-10 days after symptoms have resolved.
Is it possible to not catch a contagious stomach virus from someone you live with (don't share a room)?
YES. Most of these viruses (eg: Norovirus) LIVE ON SURFACES thus HAND WASHING and NOT SHARING dishes, bathroom supplies are the only way to avoid the vurus. BLEACH clean all surfaces touched by the infected person! Hope this helps Dr Z.
I had a stomach virus almost 2 weeks, the sick feeling in my stomach went away but the diarrhea stayed and now im having abdominal pain?
See doc. Persistent diarrhea 2 weeks down the road needs evaluated please.