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to NOT visit house where all have had Noro Virus?

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Kitsilano Wed 12-Dec-12 00:37:47

My sister and her family have all had Noro Virus over last 5 days. Her DH was still off work Monday, very ill but has gone back today (Tuesday).

I was due to be visiting with my 2 DDs (7 and 5) on Thursday and staying at her house for the whole afternoon.

Now, we are having a BIG party on Sunday. Lots of planning and money already spent on food and wine etc. I am really looking forward to it. My fear is that their house will potentially be contagious even if they are (just) 48 hours past symptoms.

So I have said I do not want to take the risk and will not visit on Thurs - we will see them all at the party on Sunday. My sister has said she thinks there is no risk in visiting and clearly thinks I am being bonkers and OTT.

Interested - am I being really over cautious? WWYD?

CoolaYuleA Wed 12-Dec-12 00:43:48

We've had the dreaded Norovirus here - DH and DD had it. If your DSis is anything like me then she will have disinfected and washed towels etc. What can I say, I'm anal!

That said, if they are better, they are better so the virus is gone.

If it was 24 hours then maybe not, but it's over 48 hours so YABU. Your kids have much more chance of catching it at school from someone just developing the virus than they do from people who no longer have it.

PurpleTinsel Wed 12-Dec-12 00:44:30

It might be over-cautious, but I'd also not visit.

I wouldn't want to take the chance of it lurking on doorhandles / in bathrooms either.

Narked Wed 12-Dec-12 00:46:20

I wouldn't risk it.

Kitsilano Wed 12-Dec-12 00:51:10

I hear you CoolaYuleA, but without disrespect to my DS, that is honestly not her housekeeping style.

Kitsilano Wed 12-Dec-12 00:53:57

And also my kids have already broken up from school (last Friday) and I haven't heard of a single case in this area so it doesn't seem to have reached us yet...

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Wed 12-Dec-12 01:01:21

I wouldn't risk it. With so many people ill and recovering, it is possible the house is not totally free of the bug. I have not been feeling well since Friday and the last thing I am up to doing is going around washing everything. I barely have strength to have a bath.

Snazzyfeelingfestive Wed 12-Dec-12 01:01:28

I would not as it is both very contagious and very nasty at its worst - not like just getting a cold or bug at all.

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Wed 12-Dec-12 01:05:19

I wouldn't go either actually and I am not usually precious about germs.

CaliforniaSucksSnowballs Wed 12-Dec-12 02:18:35

I wouldn't go either, don't risk it. I usually don't worry about this kind of thing, but you have plans.

MamaChocoholic Wed 12-Dec-12 02:54:25

48 hours means nothing to norovirus! It can live in contaminated carpet for 12 days, people are infectious for at least 3 and up to 2 weeks after recovery. See [[ here]]. I would not go, but I am known for being cautious.

MamaChocoholic Wed 12-Dec-12 02:59:51

Sorry, working link here

I wouldn't go either - who'd take the risk the week before Christmas?

I've been ill on Christmas Day, it was hell.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Wed 12-Dec-12 06:24:58

I don't think you are being over cautious in not going. Better safe and sorry etc.


me23 Wed 12-Dec-12 06:26:03

No I wouldn't go have had norovirus and wouldn't wish it on anyone. Your sister's Dh was very irresponsible going back to work the day after. He will infect his colleagues how nice of him.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Wed 12-Dec-12 06:30:27

ARGH! Better safe THAN sorry.

insanityscratching Wed 12-Dec-12 06:31:21

I wouldn't visit either. We had Norovirus here a couple of years ago and it was horrific, I wouldn't risk getting it again.

lightrain Wed 12-Dec-12 06:44:44

Very contagious in people! Don't go.

valiumredhead Wed 12-Dec-12 07:40:35

No way!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 12-Dec-12 07:42:27

I wouldn't go either. Why risk it?

OddBoots Wed 12-Dec-12 07:43:19

I'm very laid back about these things but 2 weeks before Christmas with a party coming up and it being norovirus which can hang around for ages I wouldn't be going and if I were your sister I would have been the one suggesting you don't come.

pigletmania Wed 12-Dec-12 07:47:33

No don't visit, I would not

auldspinster Wed 12-Dec-12 08:00:48

YANBU - I'm recovering from it - was puking on Saturday, runs on Sunday and still feel a bit bilious today. It's horrendous, not what you want this close to Christmas.

DoodleHolly Wed 12-Dec-12 08:05:19

I'd not go. You're seeing them soon so it's not as if you're missing a rare opportunity

samandi Wed 12-Dec-12 08:17:51

Not worth it. Could still be contagious.

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