What is Norovirus

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Norovirus is the name given to a virus now known to be one of the main causes of gastroenteritis food poisoning. In reality, the term is applied to a number of similarly constructed viruses which also cause stomach and intestinal inflammation that in turn induces nausea vomiting and diarrhea.  It was originally called the Norwalk virus, after the Ohio town of that name where it was first identified. ...

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...

Norovirus Facts and Info

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What is Norovirus? Norovirus is a food borne viral infection that was first identified in 1972 following an outbreak in 1968. The virus is quite contagious and has the potential to spread rapidly. The virus is acquired by ingesting material that has been contaminated with infected fluids or liquids. Norovirus Incubation Period: Norovirus has an incubation period of 12-48 hours. This is from the time...

Health Complications of Norovirus

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Norovirus is not generally considered  a dangerous illness despite its highly contagious qualities and somewhat debilitating symptoms. Despite this, this food borne illness can present several complications if it is not handled properly. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to norovirus and extreme caution should be taken when they are infected with it. Here are some of the complications...

Cleaning After Norovirus

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Norovirus is responsible for approximately 21 million cases of gastroenteritis in the United States. Norovirus exhibits symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains. The virus is highly contagious, which means it can easily lead to an epidemic if not carefully controlled. To curb the spread of this virus, there are several steps that should be taken to limit devastating effects. The following...

Home Remedies For Norovirus

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Norovirus is an extremely contagious virus that causes acute gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the intestines and/or stomach. The most common symptoms of Norovirus are sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and nausea.  Other symptoms may include headaches, body aches, and fever. Symptoms usually last up to three days before subsiding. There is however, no specific treatment for...

Ways Norovirus Spreads

There are several different ways that Norovirus is spread from person to person. It is also possible to get the virus by eating contaminated food. Although preventative measures can be taken, it is still common for Norovirus to be spread by restaurant food and for people to become infected in hospitals nursing homes, schools and on cruise ships. Norovirus Person to Person Infection Norovirus is most...