Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Family medicine specialist Daniel Allan, MD, fields this one about how long norovirus lingers.
Many people with a bout of serious stomach troubles say they have a stomach flu. But it’s usually norovirus, the No. 1 cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Find out how you can avoid it.
From the common cold to bronchitis, find out how long it should last and when to see the doctor.
Washing your hands often and well is an important step in preventing flu and other illnesses. But the way your dry your hands can unintentionally spread bacteria.
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About 9 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, but it’s almost impossible to tell where the bacteria may live with the naked eye. A new study identifies the top kitchen items that are commonly cross-contaminated during the preparation of a meal. Kansas State University researchers analyzed the food prep practices of 123 people. … Read More
It’s not just on cruise ships. Norovirus — the most common cause of gastroenteritis, commonly mislabeled as “stomach flu” — is everywhere. And it’s often difficult to prevent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in 15 U.S. residents gets sick with norovirus every year, causing up to 71,000 hospitalizations and 800 … Read More
Noroviruses are as easy to spread and hard to kill as they are unpleasant to experience. If you or a family member have had norovirus — the most common cause of gastroenteritis, often mislabeled as “stomach flu” — you know that’s saying something. How can you avoid going through it again? Start with these tips … Read More