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Norovirus

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. It is spread through direct contact with an infected person, ingesting food or water that is contaminated, or touching contaminated surfaces and then putting your hands in your mouth. Interestingly, norovirus has caused many outbreaks, specifically on cruise liners. Norovirus […]

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Probiotics Used to Treat Norovirus

WakeMed pediatrician Dr. Travis Honeycutt spoke with WRAL this week about the use of probiotics in recovering from the contagious norovirus. Symptoms of norovirus include: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Stomach Cramps Combating Norovirus with Probiotics Probiotics is a healthy bacteria that normally lives in the intestine and can be found as dietary supplements. They combat the […]

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Norovirus on the Rise

Robin Carver, RN, serves as WakeMed’s director of infection control. According to the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH), there has been a recent increase in gastrointestinal illness across the state due to norovirus. Highly contagious, this virus can infect someone who ingests only 10 particles of virus.  That is smaller than the head […]

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