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Food that might be contaminated with norovirus should be thrown out.
Keep sick infants and children out of areas where food is being handled and
prepared. 3. When you are sick, do not prepare food or care for others
You should not prepare food for others or provide healthcare while you are sick
and for at least 2 to 3 days after you recover. This also applies to sick workers in
schools, daycares, and other places where they may expose people to norovirus. 4. Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces
After throwing up or having diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect
contaminated surfaces. Use a chlorine bleach solution with a concentration
of 1000–5000 ppm (5–25 tablespoons of household bleach [5.25%] per gallon
of water) or other disinfectant registered as effective against norovirus by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 5. Wash laundry thoroughly
Immediately remove and wash clothes or linens that may be contaminated with
vomit or stool (feces).
• handle soiled items carefully without agitating them,
• wear rubber or disposable gloves while handling soiled items and wash your
hands after, and
• wash the items with detergent at the maximum available cycle length then
machine dry them. Visit CDC’s Norovirus Web site at www.cdc.gov/norovirus
for more information....
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- Spring '08