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(HealthDay News) -- Infection with a norovirus, sometimes called stomach flu, causes symptoms such as vomiting, fatigue and diarrhea. The virus is easily spread in crowded, contained areas such as nursing homes or cruise ships.
- Thoroughly and frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap. Always wash hands after using the bathroom, before preparing food and after changing a diaper.
- Thoroughly cook foods, especially seafood, and wash all produce before eating.
- If you are sick, do not prepare food for other people until at least three days after symptoms have stopped.
- Thoroughly disinfect any potentially contaminated surfaces with a bleach-based solution.
- Wash all clothing and linens in a long, hot cycle in the washing machine and then dry in the dryer. Wear rubber gloves when handling contaminated laundry.
-- Diana Kohnle
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