We are all familiar with norovirus – indeed we might be familiar with it because we have suffered the nasty symptoms that indicate its presence. Unfortunately norovirus can be very contagious, sweeping through families and communities and affecting lots of people without anyone being aware of it until they too develop symptoms.
Hotel norovirus doesn’t occur very often, but it can crop up in certain circumstances where one person contracts it and ends up passing it on to others in the hotel. While the presence of norovirus can never fully be got rid of in these circumstances, a lot can be done to ensure guests are not affected.
Regular cleaning protocols should always be in place, for example. In addition proper food safety procedures should be followed at all times, since norovirus can be caught from food that has not been cooked or prepared properly.
How likely is it you might catch hotel norovirus?
It is very unlikely you would ever catch this virus from a hotel. However it can happen. Personal hygiene is very important and the more you can do to ensure you are able to withstand any germs or bacteria that might be around, the safer you will be.
Making sure you always wash your hands after using the toilet is essential for example. If you hear of someone else getting norovirus make sure you always use hand sanitiser as well, since this can help prevent any bacteria getting into your system.
Accident Advice Helpline hears from a lot of people who have suffered norovirus from being in one situation or another. On occasion people might be staying at a hotel when they are struck down by the bug, and there could be other people present in the hotel that fall ill there as well.
How long does it take to recover?
It will depend on the individual. Most people do get over the worst effects of norovirus within a day or two. However the young and the elderly might be particularly prone to suffering more severe symptoms and it could take a little longer to bounce back.
In any event, if you have suffered hotel norovirus and you suspect you might have evidence that negligence was to blame, why not call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500? This might be a good call to make if you do have good evidence.
Category: Food poisoning claims