Compared to other viruses, noroviruses can be surprisingly hardy and live for days on household surfaces, which is why they spread easily. (That, and very few virus particles are needed to cause an infection. )
Wash your hands with soap and water, which is more effective than hand sanitizers. Avoid food prep if you re sick (you can still be infectious for 3 days or more after symptoms wane), and wash laundry carefully, using gloves to handle soiled clothing and bedding if you can.
Use a bleach-based cleaner to kill virus particles on hard surfaces. The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor.
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