Noroviris

Posted by LRF Manager

It only takes contact with 10 Noro particles to catch the virus

Norovirus is an extremely fast acting bug. There is no vaccine or immediate treatment for the virus. Prevention is the best form of defence and the best way to stay bug-free is with thorough personal and environmental hygiene.

There’s no specific cure for stomach bugs like norovirus – if your child has noro, treat symptoms at home, make sure they stay hydrated & prevent spread by washing hands & cleaning surfaces in affected areas regularly.

Norovirus estimated to cost NHS in excess of £100mp/a in years of high incidence. No-one wants a sickness bug so don’t visit your GP unless symptoms persist more than a few days – call ahead first or ring NHS 111

Norovirus is just an unpleasant illness for most BUT is highly contagious & can be serious if it spreads in hospitals. If you’re ill put off that visit to loved ones in hospitals and care homes until at least 48 hours after you’re better.

Norovirus particles can survive on objects and surfaces for around two weeks? Your best defence against the virus is to keep your home clean and wash your hands regularly with soap and water.

Alcohol hand gels DON’T kill #norovirus. If you’re visiting loved ones in a hospital or care home make sure you’re not unwell - and wash your hands with soap and water before going in. A Norovirus particle is encased in a protective protein shell which keeps the virus from drying out. Alcohol & antibacterial gels don’t breach this protective layer & WILL NOT KILL THE VIRUS! Washing hands thoroughly is the best form of action.

Norovirus is an extremely fast acting bug. There is no vaccine or immediate treatment for the virus. Prevention is the best form of defence and the best way to stay bug-free is with thorough personal and environmental hygiene.

For more advice please visit the NHS website

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