What is Norovirus and how can we prevent it?
Norovirus is one of the most common stomach bug in the UK, it can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. It can also be know as the "Winter bug", because it's more common in the winter, but you can still catch it any time of the year.
Symptoms of the Norovirus are some common symptoms of any familiar illnesses; projectile vomiting, watery diarrhoea and sudden sickness. Some people can have a slight fever, headaches, painful stomach cramps and aching limbs.
If you have any of these symptoms then it's best to seek medical advice. Though if you have these symptoms, there are ways to help;
- Adults can take medication to stop the symptom/s that they have to avoid having a risk of Norovirus
- You need plenty of rest
- Stay dehydrated by drinking as many fluids, water is most likely the best to help, aviod drinking fizzy drinks and juices.
- If you feel like eating, eat plain foods, such as rice, bread, pasta and soup
- Nilaqua kills the dreaded winter vomiting bug known as NOROVIRUS and provides up to 6 hours protection on your hands. Nilaqua is also tested food safe and skin safe and supplied to the NHS.
Norovirus is spread by close contact with people who have recently got rid of the virus or who may potentially have it, touching contaminated surfaces and objects or eating contaminated foods.
A person with Norovirus is most infectious 48 hours after all of their symptoms have passed, although they may still be infectious or contaminated before or after their period of having Norovirus.
To stop spreading your Norovirus you can use our Alcohol Free sanitiser to stop germs spreading so other people can't catch it.