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Norovirus and Food Handlers - Pregnancy and Stomach Flu

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  • Norovirus and Food Handlers
    It's easy for people to transmit a norovirus, and food handlers present a special risk. This eMedTV resource looks at how a norovirus can be spread by food handlers and discusses steps that can help prevent transmission of such a virus.
  • Norovirus Diagnosis
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, a norovirus diagnosis usually involves a physical exam. In the event of an outbreak of norovirus (or other special circumstances), blood and stool tests may be used to diagnose a norovirus infection.
  • Norovirus Gastroenteritis
    Norovirus gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") is a contagious illness that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. This eMedTV article discusses norovirus gastroenteritis in more detail, including information about how it is transmitted, treated, and prevented.
  • Norovirus Incubation Period
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the norovirus incubation period is the time from when a person is first infected to when symptoms begin to appear. This article discusses the incubation period following a norovirus infection in more detail.
  • Norovirus Information
    This part of the eMedTV site contains information on norovirus, a highly contagious virus that often causes "stomach flu." This article looks at how it is transmitted, the incubation period, and more. Also included is a link to more details.
  • Norovirus Prevention
    The best norovirus prevention methods involve reducing your chances of coming into contact with norovirus. This eMedTV article offers suggestions for preventing norovirus infection, such as washing your hands frequently.
  • Norovirus Prognosis
    The typical norovirus infection lasts 1 to 2 days and causes no long-term health problems. This eMedTV article discusses factors affecting a norovirus prognosis and explains who may be at risk for more serious problems resulting from the infection.
  • Norovirus Statistics
    Norovirus statistics cited in this eMedTV segment indicate that more than half of reported cases are foodborne in origin. This article contains other statistics concerning the most common settings in which norovirus outbreaks occur.
  • Norovirus Symptoms
    If a person gets a norovirus, symptoms of the infection may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This eMedTV article discusses these and other possible signs and symptoms of a norovirus infection, such as chills, low-grade fever, and headache.
  • Norovirus Transmission
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, norovirus transmission can occur in several ways. In perhaps the most common way of getting a norovirus, transmission occurs when a person eats or drinks contaminated food or liquid.
  • Norovirus Treatment
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, there is no medicine that can kill a norovirus; treatment of a norovirus involves relieving symptoms (such as dehydration) while the body fights the infection.
  • Precautions and Warnings With the Rotavirus Vaccine
    If your child has chronic diarrhea, consult a doctor about whether it's safe to get the rotavirus vaccine. This eMedTV segment provides other warnings and precautions for the rotavirus vaccine and offers information on who should not get this vaccination.
  • Pregnancy and Stomach Flu
    When it comes to pregnancy and stomach flu, the symptoms are the same as with non-pregnant women. This eMedTV article discusses the importance of preventing severe dehydration in pregnant women with stomach flu, which may affect the baby.
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