Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus?
Running Time: 2:37
Released Date: Dec 2015
This short video explains what norovirus is, how it spreads, and how you can protect yourself and loved ones from getting it.
Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults…
This PLOS norovirus collection fills critical knowledge gaps and provides key information for the development of a much-needed vaccine. This is a “living collection” and more articles will be added over time.
The most common symptoms are:
- throwing up
- stomach pain
Other symptoms include:
- body aches
You can get dehydrated if you are not able to drink enough liquids. You may urinate less, have a dry mouth and throat, and feel dizzy.
Many Names, Same Symptoms
You may hear norovirus illness called "food poisoning" or "stomach flu." It is true that food poisoning can be caused by noroviruses. But, other germs and chemicals can also cause food poisoning.
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