The dreaded norovirus is coming. That’s a sentence that should be accompanied by appropriate movie trailer doom music. Or maybe just that Law & Order sound effect. But it’s not fiction — it’s very real and very nasty.
The brutal stomach virus known as the norovirus is also very hard to kill, hard to clean, hard to handle — not to mention really hard to, well, stomach. The New York Times recently reported that:
“noroviruses can survive on surfaces for as long as 42 days, and it takes only about 20 viral particles to make a person sick. Yet one tablespoon of vomit contains a whopping 15 million viruses, and the same amount of stool contains up to 75 billion of the buggers.”
But there is some hope against norovirus — and it involves cleaning. Vigilant, tireless cleaning. First off, clean your hands, early and often, especially under your fingernails. (Note: hand sanitizer, while effective against many germs, isn’t a norovirus solution — soap and water is your weapon.)
Second, clean surfaces especially in the kitchen and bathroom. And here again, many cleaning products you think will work are ineffective. (Nothing like doing all that work to wipe stuff down with a wipe that can’t defeat the germ you’re after.) Most regulation store-bought wipes don’t work against norovirus. Here’s what does work: bleach-based wipes like Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes that are often hard to find in the supermarket. Online you can order Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes here:
You can also use Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes effectively against Norovirus:
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