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Have genetic strep b. How long does norovirus last?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2013 in Genetics
Question: i think i have the noro virus how long does it last
also can a person have genes against contracting this virus
my daughter has genetic strep b her boyfriend appears to contract the noro virus every year since they have been together my daughter has a good job and works in an office block and this virus appears to go through everyone there accept for my daughter she doesnt get it. can you give me advice
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 5 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Norovirus infection causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and the infection most of the times s self limiting and requires only a symptomatic treatment. Usually the infection resolves in 7-10 days.
The immunity against this virus is not genetically transmitted and is short term. Your daughter is lucky not to get the infection often. Taking vitamin C supplements will help in boosting the immunity of her boyfriend also.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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