Is diarrhea contagious in adults

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July 8, 2019
is diarrhea contagious in adults

Infections resulting in diarrhea are common in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. In the may 2010 journal of the american medical directors association, dr. Laurie archbald-pannone and colleagues say, long-term care facilities residents have been estimated to have the highest incidence of diarrheal illness among adults living in the developed world.

They can spread from person to person via dirty hands, contaminated food or water, and some pets. Most cases are contagious for as long as a person has diarrhea, but some infections can be contagious for even longer.

В  in germany, infectious diarrhea is most commonly caused by the norovirus. Infants and young children often have rotavirus infections as well. Infections with the highly contagious norovirus or rotavirus typically start with sudden and severe symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting.

В  diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. Theyre often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. The advice is the same if you have diarrhoea and vomiting together or separately.

If you have diarrhea, be careful to avoid spreading the infection to family, friends, and co-workers. Infections are usually spread from hand to mouth hand washing, care with diapering, and staying out of work or school are a few ways to prevent infecting family and other contacts.

В  diarrhoea can be of sudden onset and lasting for less than four weeks (acute) or persistent (chronic). In most cases, diarrhoea eases and goes within several days but sometimes takes longer.