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Germs in Schools that make our Kids Sick

This articles reviews the key germs that can impact the spread of contagious illness in our schools.  It also offers advice on strategies to prevent the spread of illness. While there are many contagious pathogens, the ones that cause illness related absenteeism are the most important

How to disinfect against Norovirus; The #1 Cause of Stomach flu

Food Poisoning caused by the Norovirus is highly contagious and can infect anyone.   Norovirus related food poisoning causes the stomach and intestines to become inflamed, which leads to stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Referred to as “gastroenteritis”, Norovirus ill

Is Your Disinfectant effective against Norovirus?

Illnesses related to the Norovirus are all too common.  When someone indicates they have the “stomach flu” or “food poisoning”, the illness is usually related to Noroviruses.  This contagious illness is spread a number of ways including touching an infected per

Got Norovirus? Highly contagious virus shuts down schools in GA

Recently, the school system in Laurens County Georgia made the decision to close schools on a Friday because more than 100 students became ill.  The culprit believed to have caused the illness is the Norovirus, a highly contagious virus that causes acute gastrointestinal illnesses inc
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Norovirus Infection Control

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can be spread through contact with an infected person, an infected object, or through the air. It can also be spread through bodily fluids. Because Norovirus is so contagious, infection control procedures are essential to containing an outbr

Norovirus: Facts & Prevention

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the stomach flu. Its symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and fever. Norovirus is spread through direct contact with a contaminated person, object, surface, or eating contaminated food. Th

Got Norovirus? It’s a bigger problem than you might think

When you hear someone say they have the “stomach flu” , its really not caused by the Influenza Virus.  The illness, which  includes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, is often related to a highly contagious virus called the “Norovirus“.  This virus is often called