How Do You Catch a Stomach Virus?
“A stomach virus is most easily caught by exposure to contamination by the rotavirus which is contained in fecal material and is most commonly in small children, particularly children in daycare centers, childcare centers and early elementary school children who still need toileting help. The best way to prevent exposure is to wash and disinfect all surfaces that come in contact with diapers or hygiene after bowel movements and of course hand washing prior to touching surfaces, other people, other objects and food that you may consume once having your hands contaminated. Given the virus once it enters the body gives you flu like symptoms, you have the most common symptom is vomiting and nausea. You can get diarrhea and the worst outcome is severe hydration so in small children you have this with the vomiting and diarrhea, you have to be very careful, watch their fluid levels and if they become hydrated take them to the hospital for treatment.