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Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus?

October 23, 2019


Have you ever heard
of norovirus? You’ve probably gotten
sick from it before. Some people call
norovirus “the stomach bug.” The virus infects your
stomach or intestines. It causes stomach cramps,
diarrhea, or vomiting. Millions of people get sick
with norovirus every year, and thousands end
up in the hospital. Norovirus can make you
very sick for a few days. You can spread norovirus to
other people while you’re sick, and even after symptoms go away. Norovirus spreads really fast. You can get infected with
norovirus if you get poop or vomit on your hands then
put your fingers in your mouth. This can happen if you
shake hands with a person with norovirus, take care
of them when they’re sick, or handle their soiled laundry. Norovirus can also stay
on surfaces and objects. So if you touch something
that has norovirus on it, you can get sick. Other ways you can get norovirus
are eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. You can help protect
yourself from norovirus. 1. Wash your hands with
soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds
every time, and avoid touching your mouth. It is especially important to wash your hands
before handling food, or after using the bathroom
or changing a baby’s diaper. 2. Disinfect surfaces
and objects in your home. You can get rid of norovirus
on surfaces by wiping them down with a bleach-based
cleaner. 3. Wash clothes and linens
that might have poop or vomit on them and then machine dry. 4. Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables before you
serve them, and cook shellfish, such as oysters, thoroughly. If you’re sick with norovirus,
stay home and drink plenty of liquids so you
don’t get dehydrated. Remember, you can
spread norovirus even after your symptoms go away,
so avoid taking care of others or preparing food for
them until at least 2 days after you start feeling better. Staying healthy helps others in
your family stay healthy too. That’s especially important for young children
and elderly people. Norovirus is the number one
reason young children visit the doctor for diarrhea. Children in daycare or
schools are especially at risk for getting sick. Elderly people also
have a higher chance of getting norovirus and
suffering from complications, particularly those in
long-term care facilities, like nursing homes. You can help, Put
Prevention First and Squash the Stomach Bug.

54 Comments

  • Reply Feroze Ahamed December 10, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Nice video about Norovirus ?

  • Reply Matt Braga December 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    still getting over this. the vomitting stopped 2 days ago but still feeling cramps and pain in my gut.

  • Reply AlienMyth64 December 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    my mom had norovirus 2 days ago, she tried making me breakfast this morning and i told her i didn't wanna eat it cause i didn't wanna get sick… and she got MAD

  • Reply Celia Sanchez January 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Worst feeling ever!!

  • Reply Nathan Matusek January 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Chipotle brought me here.

  • Reply mascotgraphics January 7, 2016 at 3:51 am

    What, is the British accent supposed to make it sound more professional?

  • Reply Andrew Baltus January 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are useless against Norovirus. Only Bleach will destroy the virus.

  • Reply Ian's Meme Factory January 15, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    From what I heard, to contract it, you just go to Chipotle.

  • Reply PrinceDarkness January 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    just got over this god it was horrible ad I'm still not hungry

  • Reply George Zapo January 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Thank you…

  • Reply Daniel January 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    I had stomach virus

  • Reply Mr Internet Guy February 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    cheerios burps?

  • Reply Cheese Meister July 30, 2016 at 1:53 am

    "if you get poop or vomit on your hands and put your fingers in your mouth"

  • Reply Sakiyeh Walker September 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I thought that was awesome education program. I was a laboratory technician assistant and it never to late to learn health awareness???

  • Reply bts paved the way October 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I had Norovirus like less than one month ago and it's still not gone!

  • Reply Peter Hu December 26, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I wish the video was done in all American accents. It would sound more authentic since its coming from CDC.

  • Reply 곽정훈 December 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I have norovirus and its a lot of pain its been going on for weeks and it still hasn't gone I went to the doctors and they gave me medicine and it doesn't help I came Korea from australia and since from the next week I got it also my brother had it before me and after he got better in 3 days I got it and I'm going through pain I'm vomitting and having real bad diahhera

  • Reply Isaac Hoffman January 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    How many time can you get norovirus?because I've really don't sick from it. 1. It has been 9 years since I've thrown up. 2. When other people in the family are vomiting, I don't get symptoms. 3. The last time I've really have stomach flu symptom when I was 11. Can someone give an explanation for this why I didn't get norovirus really at all.

  • Reply Mark January 23, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I got it last weekend. I thought I was going to die. To make matters worse, I started passing-out while I was vomiting. I woke up aspirating on my vomit. That was a very uncomfortable ten minutes trying to breathe and cough and blow the stomach goo out of my nose, all at the same time. A couple of times I had to choose which end of me got the toilet, and which end got the floor, as the stuff was spewing out of me both ways. This disease is 24 hours of hell. Given the choice between being shackled to a wall and beaten with a metal pipe, or contracting the norovirus, I'll take the metal pipe.

  • Reply Putin ReReloaded February 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

    No vaccine for norovirus. Therefore the CDC gives you USEFUL advice about necessary measures to prevent spread. LOL

  • Reply Sydney February 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I have this rn and I'm dying

  • Reply Francisco Gallego March 16, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Pickapixel has this.

  • Reply Thomas Gill April 17, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Why is this message only for kids? What about adults? Do you not care about our health??

  • Reply Peter Stucki May 5, 2017 at 3:23 am

    it get this all the time

  • Reply American Knight August 18, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Find a vaccine please!!

  • Reply Metro August 26, 2017 at 4:47 am

    My school went on a trip to a camp. Turns out someone got sick with this and half the camp (me included) Got sick. The trip was cut a day short.

  • Reply Spencer Calbeck September 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Anyone else having audio problems? The music and sound effects drown out the voice-over almost completely. It would've been totally useless without subtitles.

  • Reply Sprinkle CupCake November 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    its almost thanks giving! and i have norovirus! my school is spreading around i think its because paige my friend has it and all i did on saturday is hang out with her

  • Reply Michael Casey December 17, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Got Noro along with many other travelers in my group including my sister on Independence of the Seas Cruise December 11th -16th

  • Reply ShyAnn291 December 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I just had this last week, my immune system isn’t that great so I got VERY sick!

  • Reply Antonia Byron January 6, 2018 at 10:04 am

    yes i had it

  • Reply [ H3MROIDS ] January 27, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I think I have it right now as we speak

  • Reply Table April 5, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I have heard of it, Because i have it right now…

  • Reply I Pity Da Foo May 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Yup, got this right now

  • Reply Dorzell Cannady May 28, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    3 weeks already ????

  • Reply ShyAnn291 June 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    When I got this, I got very dehydrated because I have an ileostomy so I get dehydrated faster, my mom took me to the ER and because I was so dehydrated I quit breathing and had to get a breathing tube put in, luckily I only had to have it in for several hours, I was in the ICU for about 4 days, then in a regular hospital room for about 5 days

  • Reply Alex Dahlgren June 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I've had Norovirus

  • Reply SaltyTrash June 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

    one time my elementary school got wiped out by the stomach flu. 150 kids absent out of 349! idk why but i didnt get sick

  • Reply Crypted Killer July 26, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Norovirus is cooties

  • Reply TellyJart July 31, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I had a norovirus that lasted only 12 hours, but it was hell during that time.

  • Reply SwifTBuddY August 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Chipotle gaaaang

  • Reply tomto! September 6, 2018 at 3:13 am

    who’s ready for the school outbreak babyyyy

  • Reply Bleblus October 25, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I have this right now it’s like a few days of hell.

  • Reply Shelley Kwikmitchell November 7, 2018 at 1:14 am

    After taking a food handling safety course to open my own business, i am just sharing just what I learned. Take it or leave it! Don't use disinfectants on food services due to additional chemicals but rather use simple sanitizer products (vinegar and water rock it!) and also "rinsing your veggies" as implied in some videos is not enough, vegies must be scrubbed or even just rubbed with your fingers.

  • Reply Megan F November 30, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Who got sent here because of the online food handler and safety course?

  • Reply The Happy Potato December 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Sorry i haven't heard of it ever before….Does this happen in Asia ?

  • Reply lil boost December 17, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Bro food poisoning is not Norovirus this video is misleading

  • Reply Daneg January 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Where’s my cyber school gang at? No virus for us! ?

  • Reply Jessica Castrillon January 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I think this virus made me lose 20 pounds ?

  • Reply Swift Song February 6, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Is norovirus contagious before symptoms start?

  • Reply Pickles February 11, 2019 at 2:11 am

    I’ve actually only ever gotten the norovirus once in my life. I literally could not stop puking, but luckily it was gone by the time I woke up the next morning

  • Reply Lucy Speedpaints March 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I have rn norovirus TvT

  • Reply ? Banana Fish ? March 14, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I came here from an OZ reddit video to find out. This was very educational! Thank you!

  • Reply Karen North July 10, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    You said nothing about the need for friction, scrubbing, fresh fruits and veggies, only rinsing them under running water. Yet, according to my Food Safety Handling course use must also use friction or "it does very little" to get rid of germs.

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