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Can you catch a sickness bug by walking past someone with one

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thedaywewillremeber Mon 31-Aug-20 12:06:13

Or is more to do with infected surfaces and not washing your hands?

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vodkaredbullgirl Mon 31-Aug-20 12:09:14

Infected surfaces and not washing hands.

SierraHotel Mon 31-Aug-20 12:09:28

I think a sickness bug spreads through contact, actual physical contact and touching surfaces, that kind of thing.

vodkaredbullgirl Mon 31-Aug-20 12:11:33

As pp physical contact.

bimbimbap Mon 31-Aug-20 12:14:00

I’d say definitely not from walking past someone UNLESS they were actually vomiting at the time and you were close enough to breathe in particles from that. I’m guessing you’re asking because you’re emetophobic? I am too, but even I wouldn’t worry in this scenario so hope you’re not stressing about it flowers

Elouera Mon 31-Aug-20 12:16:31

Do you mean diarrhoea and vomiting? Dirty hands and contaminated surfaces. Also, some foods such as contaminated seafood can contain norovirus which causes D&V.

Zaphodsotherhead Mon 31-Aug-20 12:19:04

I've worked in a shop throughout Covid (and many many outbreaks of Norovirus).

I haven't caught Noro once. Because I wash my hands A LOT. I work on a till and I've seen how disgusting people are with their money and their cards, so I never touch food or eat anything until I've washed my hands

So, no. I don't think you can catch a sickness bug (or, indeed, Covid) by being close to someone who has it. Especially if you wash your hands.

KnobChops Mon 31-Aug-20 12:19:51


ScrapThatThen Mon 31-Aug-20 12:22:39

Fecal oral route or droplets from someone vomiting.

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