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What are the symptoms of a Norovirus infection?

Hi. How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and Norovirus? My wife and I went to FL from Thurs-Sun. On Saturday morning my wife had diarrhea and vomiting. I had no symptoms. I woke up very ill today with the same symptoms; food poisoning generally comes on pretty quickly and wonder if we both have a Norovirus infection.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
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Hello,


If there is an infection, you will get fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal crampy pains and generalized body aches. Symptoms are not particular to any case. You need to get blood culture done to know the offending agent. Or can be generally treated with antiviral agents for five to seven days.



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Dr. Archana
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