Norovirus

 Facts about Norovirus you didn't know until now

How do you prevent spreading Norovirus?


First off, wash your hands every so often using soap and warm water, especially after touching foods or using the restroom. Try not to share towels and avoid eating raw or unwashed produce. Make sure to clean anything that has been contaminated with the virus as in bed sheets, pillows, and more.

Interesting facts about Norovirus   


Did you know that in the United Kingdoms, the authorities want you to tweet the color of your vomit to help prevent Norovirus? Guessing not. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.A. Did you know it takes less than 100 Norovirus particles to make you sick with this illness? Scary huh? People who have been infected with Norovirus reported feeling better in 1-2 days. Some symptoms of Norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, muscle pain, abdominal pain and cramps. These symptoms tend to last 12-60 hours. Each year, 19-21 million people are infected with this virus(those are the ones reported.) Norovirus can stay on a surface and still be able to infect people for up to 12 days or even more; Hm, better keep your counters clean! It takes only 24-48 hours for the illness to manage to get into your bloodstream and for you to start experiencing symptoms. Every year, there are 570 to 800 deaths caused by the highly contagious illness. Norovirus can survive some disinfectants making it even harder to get rid of. Since the symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting causes you to loose a lot of fluids so its important to drink lots of water. Cruise ships and restaurants are two of the most common places to be infected with the illness.




Graph of where the Norovirus Outbreaks happen from 2010-2011.
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