Norovirus Redux

12 August 2004

Gazette.net has written correctly about a norovirus outbreak:

“County health officials said a virus passed from a single contact source caused students attending a conference at the University of Maryland in College Park to become sick over the weekend.

“The virus, known as the Norovirus, causes gastroenteritis or stomach flu, and is usually spread through contact with an infected person or an object touched by that person.”

While we are talking about Norovirus gastroenteritis, what should one do if one contracts this disease? From the same article:

“…oral hydration is the best way to treat the symptoms of the virus which may include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and a low fever. Students who got the virus are contagious for three days, he said. The best way to prevent spreading or getting the infection is hygiene…

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