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How can I prevent norovirus infection?

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Good hygiene is the key. Try these tips:

If you have norovirus, don't prepare food for at least 2 to 3 days after you feel better.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, changing a diaper, and before you prepare or eat food.
  • Carefully throw away contaminated items, like dirty diapers.
  • Wash raw fruits and veggies. Cook shellfish before eating them.
  • Clean surfaces with a mixture of detergent and chlorine bleach after someone gets sick.

From: Norovirus: Symptoms and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Edward Gaydos, DO, pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic.

CDC: "Norovirus: Clinical Overview."

CDC website.

San Francisco Department of Public Health: "Norovirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Edward Gaydos, DO, pediatrician, Cleveland Clinic.

CDC: "Norovirus: Clinical Overview."

CDC website.

San Francisco Department of Public Health: "Norovirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 28, 2019

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