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Now is the winter vomiting disease here – the hand disinfectant is not enough

the Number of seeking information and advice about the winter vomiting disease at 1177 Vårdguiden has now reached between 300 and 400 in the week.

"There are signs that the spread in the community is widespread, when so many people have started going on symptoms," says Elsie Ydring, an investigator in the Folkhälsomyndigheten.

to be taken with a pinch of salt, some might search information on the basis of concern for being sick, rather than the fact that they are infected. But as the winter vomiting disease is not notifiable is the statistics, the best estimate, the health service, according to Elsie Ydring.

There are neither vaccines or medicine that prevents the virus. To avoid being infected herself, it is instead important to be careful with hand hygiene. But the virus is strong and the hand disinfectant is not a sufficient protection, " says Elsie Ydring.

" We have seen that most types of hand disinfectant does not have a sufficient effect against this virus. Therefore, we recommend to hand wash with soap and water, so that it is really mechanically get rid of the virus from the hands.

used as a supplement, if not for that it protects against other germs and viruses. The council is also to choose the paper towels prior to the towels, which is easier with the infection.

if you are after all sick, it is important to stay at home and keep away from hitting the other until one safe become healthy, call on Elsie Ydring.

She stresses that hygiene is important both during and after the disease, the virus is contagious and survives for a long time.

– There are studies showing that this virus can survive for up to two weeks outside the body. It means that if you vomited and are not cleaned properly, then someone else becomes infected by it, " says Elsie Ydring.

how contagious the virus is, after two weeks, but it only takes between ten to a hundred viral particles to become infected.

– For comparison, one may think that a drop of vomit contains approximately one million viral particles, so it is quite contagious, " says Elsie Ydring.

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