In case you haven’t seen the news, Norovirus, a gastrointestinal illness commonly confused with the stomach flu or food poisoning has been making its way through many schools, workplaces, families, and public places over the last month or so. Norovirus spreads quickly and causes intense vomiting and diarrhea. Have you ever experienced the symptoms and uncomfortable situations that arise when you have a stomach bug? Let’s find out.
The rules are simple: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.
Have You Ever?!
1. Have you ever missed work because you were sick?
2. Have you ever lost your appetite?
3. Have you ever experienced nausea?
4. Have you ever vomited?
5. Have you ever had diarrhea?
6. Have you ever experienced abdominal cramps?
7. Have you ever had a headache?
8. Have you ever had a fever?
9. Have you ever been dehydrated?
10. Have you ever had chills?
11. Have you ever had muscle aches?
12. Have you ever shat in your pants?
13. Have you ever sent someone to the store for you to buy supplies? (food, beverages, medicine, tissues, etc.)
14. Have you ever ran to make it to the bathroom in time?
15. Have you ever vomited in public?
16. Have you ever shat yourself in public?
17. Have you ever vomited onto another person?
18. Have you ever slept on the bathroom floor so you would be closer to the toilet when you woke up?
19. Have you ever cleaned up someone else’s vomit?
20. Have you ever cleaned up someone else’s diarrhea?
21. Have you ever identified previously consumed food while you were vomiting it back up?
22. Have you ever vomited so much that you had nothing left to vomit?
23. Have you ever pooped so much that you had nothing left to poop?
24. Have you ever needed to vomit and diarrhea at the same time?
25. Have you every actually vomited and diarrheaed at the same time?
Did this blog post freak your freak and gross your gross? Don’t worry! Norovirus can be avoided by frequently washing your hands and staying away from infected people. If you’re sick, please stay hydrated and stay home. If necessary, seek medical attention. You’ll probably feel better in a few days.
Tell us your total in the comments!
- 100 Sick In Fairfax County School From Potential Norovirus Outbreak (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Puddles Of Vomit Blamed For Sickening Cheerleaders With Norovirus
- Doctor: Norovirus Quickly Spreading Among Young And Old, Alike (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Iowa health officials see norovirus outbreaks increasing in recent weeks (examiner.com)
- Norovirus running its unpleasant course at area long-term care facilities