I have JUST recovered from a horrible bout of Norovirus. It was awful.
I was throwing up all of Sunday night, I made a bed on the floor next to the toilet. The next day not only was I completely sleep deprived but the virus had hit me full force so I was unable to look after the children.
It is an incredible infectious illness. Andy's family had it last week but by the time we were visiting they had been clear of it for 48 hours so we thought we were safe...
Oh how we were wrong!
So this had me thinking, how often is it that you think you are ok to return to work and in actual fact you are just spreading the germs? Or how about your friend has had a baby and you are desperate to visit and show your support, but you have just had a cold?
I've done the research for you (thankyou NHS and Mayo Clinic) and put together a little diagram- please feel free to share it.
A couple of side notes- Norovirus is often found in adults, Rotavirus is often children. Unless like us you go ahead and all share the bugger.
Rotavirus is actually preventable with a vaccine
Nothing beats these bugs better than proper hygiene. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Norovirus/Rotavirus is transferrable through vomit and faeces particles making their way into others via touch/food 🤢.
I am not medically trained in any way/shape/form- all of this information is taken from www.nhs.uk and www.mayoclinic.org