Fast Five Quiz: Norovirus

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


September 22, 2020

Norovirus infection and COVID-19 share several symptoms, including:

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Headaches

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

However, COVID-19 is associated with other symptoms, including:

  • Anosmia

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

Patients with norovirus typically have vomiting that is profuse. Abdominal cramps and watery, nonbloody diarrhea are common. The fever associated with norovirus is typically low-grade, although temperatures may be higher as well.

Read more about the symptoms of norovirus.


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