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Many ppl and dr say that norovirus is caught orally ex. Contamin. Hands touching mouth or face) is this true? Isnt it by breathing? Im confused, help!

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Viruses travel

Yes, what you've heard is generally true for norovirus - it's transmitted by contact with infectious material.
In fact, only a very tiny amount is needed to infect someone else -which is why those cruise ships are always in trouble, because one person gets it - and the whole ship then gets infected from the small amounts of virus spread around. Different germs have different preferences for travel

In brief: Viruses travel

Yes, what you've heard is generally true for norovirus - it's transmitted by contact with infectious material.
In fact, only a very tiny amount is needed to infect someone else -which is why those cruise ships are always in trouble, because one person gets it - and the whole ship then gets infected from the small amounts of virus spread around. Different germs have different preferences for travel
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