For how long is norovirus infectious in a house?

24 February 2014



If I have Norovirus, how long does my flat remain infectious for?


Infection-control nurse Rachel Thaxter answered this question...

Rachel - Well, at least for 48 hours.

Chris - I don't think he's implying he's going to cook dinner while he's having vomiting.

Rachel - Obviously not.

Chris - How long should people not come around your house for?

Rachel - If you're really good at cleaning, perhaps a week, clean your house a couple of times, your bathroom is the key area, the kitchen, a week.

Chris - So, defer that dinner party for a week Mark and you'll probably be alright!


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