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How Long Are You Contagious When You Have a Stomach Bug?

How Contagious Are You?

A stomach bug has been sweeping through the UK, and it seems especially virulent. Hospital wards have been closed to new patients because wards are full. Crazy! If you have a stomach bug, do you know when you become contagious and for how long? Take this three question quiz to see. I was surprised by the answers and you may be too.


How Contagious Are You?

How long does it take for you to become symptomatic after being exposed to the norovirus, which is the most common stomach bugs for adults.

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ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
2 out of 3
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
2 out of 3 for me
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
2/3 Wow that sounds scary. In the USA we have had an increase in staff infections.
sarahcateh sarahcateh 9 years
yuck I got a norovirus last year when I was vacationing in Italy. I was throwing up the entire 10 hour flight back. I lost 7 pounds in 2 days. These bad boys are nothing to mess with.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
i had that last year and went to the hospital. it's one of the worst things i had to go through.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I'm so with you on that fluffyhelen! I would rather have almost anything than a stomach flu. Throwing up is literally one of my worst fears.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
It's not even funny how afraid I am of catching this. I don't want to be sh*tting from both ends!!!!!!
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Yeah, I got this bug too. I had about five essays to finish and hand-in, whilst practically bed-ridden and feeling a bit rubbish really.
acemonkey acemonkey 9 years
Yuck! I made 1/3.
wambalus wambalus 9 years
I live in the UK and was struck down by this bug - it's truly nasty! My local hospital had to close a ward to prevent it spreading. I think it's finally on the way out, but only because most people I know have already had it.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
1/3 :P Oh well, I can't take anymore sick days!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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