Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Department of health

If you have symptoms of nor virus, such as vomiting and diarrhea, you should try to stay home and practice good hygiene, like washing your hands frequently and thoroughly to avoid spreading the illness to others. Nor virus symptoms often begin suddenly and can include nausea, stomach cramping, vomiting and diarrhea. Nor virus illness can be a difficult experience for those affected, but it is normally short-lived and people recover within 12 to 60 hours. Simple guidelines: 1. Frequently wash your hands, especially after using the bathroom and changing diapers, and before eating or preparing food. 2. Anyone ill with diarrhea should not prepare food for other people. In particular, people with diarrhea should not work in restaurants, day care centers, or medical settings unless they are cleared to do so by their doctor or the local health department. 3. Carefully wash fruits and vegetables, and steam oysters before eating them. 4. Thoroughly clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of diarrhea or vomiting by using a bleach-based household cleaner. 5. Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that may be contaminated with virus after an episode of diarrhea or vomiting.6. Flush or discard any vomit or stool in the toilet and make sure that the surrounding area is kept clean.

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