Is norovirus a contagious form of viral gastrointestinal infections?


The most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S., norovirus can remain contagious for weeks. Although contagiousness doesn't begin until symptoms are first felt, the virus typically remains active even after the symptoms have gone away and you're feeling better. The virus is most contagious while you're sick and for three days after recovery, but in some cases it can remain active for two weeks or longer.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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