You'll suf­fer for 48 hours

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At this point, you'll be­gin to feel very un­well, as your body's im­mune sys­tem twigs that some­thing isn't quite right and be­gins to pro­duce an­ti­bod­ies to fight the in­fected cells.

You may ex­pe­ri­ence sud­den pro­jec­tile vom­it­ing and wa­tery di­ar­rhoea as your body at­tempts to fight the in­fec­tion. While this may be alarm­ing in its un­pleas­ant­ness, th­ese are your body's nat­u­ral trig­ger-re­sponses, as your im­mune sys­tem toils to flush the par­ti­cles out of your body. (The irony is, though, the worst side-ef­fects of norovirus that keep us glued to the toi­let are, in fact, com­pletely point­less, as the virus af­fects the small intes- runs, Dr Hen­der­son notes that you may ex­pe­ri­ence stom­ach cramps, ab­dom­i­nal pain, fa­tigue and a mild fever while you're con­ta­gious.

The good news is, norovirus tends to leave as quickly as it ar­rives, usu­ally last­ing one to two days. Peo­ple gen­er­ally find they con­tinue to feel weak for a few days af­ter­wards, as the im­mune sys­tems works over­time to bat­tle against the in­fec­tion, grad­u­ally lo­cat­ing the in­fected cells and de­ac­ti­vat­ing them.

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