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Norovirus (cont.)

Follow-up

If the symptoms listed above for norovirus infection persist longer than three days or the person becomes dehydrated, medical help should be sought. Patients who are immunosuppressed, infants, and the elderly should follow up with their doctor to avoid getting dehydrated.

People with norovirus infection should not return to work until about three days after all symptoms have resolved. Strict hygiene with good hand washing needs to be emphasized for these individuals, as some people shed virus in their feces for two weeks after symptoms resolve.

A bland diet is recommended for children and adults as the symptoms of the norovirus infection diminish. Food items such as rice, bread, bananas, applesauce, pasta, and clear fluids are suggested.

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