Norovirus In Restaurants

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When looking through the headlines involving Norovirus, it is impossible not to notice how many outbreaks are associated with different restaurants.  For Norovirus, restaurants often provide an environment where they can thrive.  Let’s look at how Norovirus is able to easily spread from person to person in restaurants, as well as how it can be prevented. A Quick Look at Norovirus: ​According...

What’s Happening Inside Your Body When You Have Norovirus?

An electron micrograph of the Norovirus, with 27-32nm-sized viral particles (from CDC)
Norovirus, more commonly known as the winter sickness bug, due to the high number of reported complaints around winter time, is a highly contagious stomach bug. Symptoms of Norovirus typically include vomiting and diarrhea and in some cases flu like symptoms, such as headaches, stomach cramps, fever and muscle pain. Norovirus is one of many strains of a single virus called the Norwalk virus, hence...

History of Norovirus

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Norovirus is a very debilitating food borne illness. The illness is characterized by nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and  diarrhea. Lethargy, aching limbs, coughs and a raised temperature may also occur. There is no cure for Norovirus and it is highly contagious.  Infections are transferred to individuals through contaminated surfaces, contaminated food and water. In light of this, those infected...