How to avoid getting the Norovirus


. IT FEELS LIKE EVERYBODY IS HEADED OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD A STOMACH BUG IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. IT MAY BE NORO VIRUS. OUTBREAKS HAVE SPIKED MAKING MILLIONS SICK. IT’S CONTAGIOUS AND CONSUMER REPORTS OFFERS ADVICE ON HOW TO AVOID GETTING IS SICK AND SPREADING THE VIRUS. Reporter: EVERY YEAR UP TO 21 MILLION GET SICK FROM THE VIRUS. OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH CRUISE SHIPS AND HOSPITALS. IT SPREADS IN CONFINED SPACES. THIS YEAR IT’S FORCED SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE. OFTEN MISTAKENLY CALLED THE STOMACH FLU BUT NOT RELATED TO IT. SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE VOMITING, DIARHHEA AND FEVER. Reporter: YOU CAN GET IT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. IT SPREADS THROUGH FECAL MATTER, CONTAMINATED FOOD OR FROM COMING IN TO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE SICK WITH THE VIRUS. IF YOU ARE CLOSE TO SOMEONE WHO IS VOMITING YOU MAY GET SICK. IF THAT HAPPENS YOU WILL GET SICK WITH IN 12 TO 48 HOURS. . Reporter: YOU CAN WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS, ESPECIALLY AFTER USING THE BATHROOM, CHANGING DIAPERS OR HANDLING FOOD. HAND SANITIZE ERA LOAN DOESN’T WORK. ALSO IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME HAS GOTTEN SICK WITH THE VIRUS CLEAN CONTAMINATED SURFACE WAS FIVE TO 25 TABLESPOONS OF BLEACH PER GALLON OF WATER, WASH ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED. IF YOU STILL GET SICK STAY HOME TO AVOID SPREADING TO OTHERS. ALLOW THE VIRUS TO RUN ITS COURSE. NORMALLY ONE TO THREE DAYS. DRINK A LOT OF LIQUIDS AS

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