Norovirus-key+facts-CDC

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Unformatted text preview: h. 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). You should— • 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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