How can I prevent infection from noroviruses?

The best way to protect yourself against any infection is to wash your hands. This is especially important for noroviruses, which spread by fecal contamination on surfaces, food and hands.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.

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