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Bugs that make you sick - Norovirus infection

 

Cause : A group of similar viruses called the "Norovirus family."

Examples of foods involved : Contaminated shellfish, ready-to-eat foods touched by infected food handlers; also contaminated water.

Transmission : Eating food or drinking water contaminated with relatively small numbers of viruses or directly person-to-person.

Symptoms : The illness is usually mild and characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Fever is rare.

Onset : 24-48 hours.

Duration : 24-60 hours.

Prevention : Practice good personal hygiene and avoid raw or undercooked shellfish.

 

Bugs that make you sick:

Bacteria
Virus
Parasite
   

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