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I should mention that I suffer from health anxiety, so newspapers, google and people babbling on about sick bugs are certainly not my best friend! Quite a few people at work have come down with this winter vomiting, norovirus thing...I am starting to panic myself a lot about this so much that I don't want to go to work and start to actually hate the people for having it-which I know is wrong as they can't help it...I have come here to try and get some sensible, decent and truthful answers rather than tabloid hype to keep people scared. I would consider myself quite a healthy person in general. I work in an office with 4 other people but of course do come into contact with other people in my work building (like the kitchen, hallways, toilets etc). One of my questions would be: can you pick up the virus just by sitting next to someone, talking to them or walking past them if of course they are infected? OR are you more at risk if say your baby throws up all over you or you have to clean up vomit from someone you care for etc-you get my drift...how infectious is it really, if you just sit at your desk and walk down the corridor etc? Te second thing is, do probiotics help prevent thins kind of thing? I take an acidopholus tablet twice a day and drink 20ml of an intest care liquid and I eat a probiotic yoghurt every day? Will this do any good and help me? Is there anything else I could take which would help me prevent it? I wash my hands loads and use handgel as well....Thank you for your honest replies. Xxx
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