viruses and illness

The Complete Guide to Norovirus Prevention and Treatment [INFOGRAPHIC INCLUDED]

by Rich Presta November 6, 2013

No matter how you look at it, the effects of norovirus -- from vomiting to cramping to diarrhea -- are unpleasant. But for the emetophobic, this viral infection can really pose a challenge. Though there's no vaccine or medical treatment for norovirus, preventative techniques can help slow its transmission, and relaxation techniques can help emetophobes make it through.
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Top 4 Norovirus Myths

by Rich Presta October 29, 2013

One of the most harrowing stretches of the year for emetophobics is from November to March, which is norovirus season. Make the stretch less harrowing by clearing up some myths surrounding the virus.
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Is Your Emetophobia Steering You Toward an Eating Disorder?

by Rich Presta June 11, 2013

As if suffering from emetophobia isn't enough, the phobia has a way of developing related issues that may land you with an eating disorder or other condition. Check out the risks so you know what to look for.
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Why Oysters on the Menu Can Mean Norovirus in Your System

by Rich Presta April 19, 2013

Norovirus doesn't limit its infection party to people. It also likes to contaminate water and food. Emetophobics may do well to be aware of foods that have been notorious for virus contamination -- and cross off the shellfish from their menus.
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Nasal Spray for Norovirus Could be Emetophobic’s New Best Friend

by Rich Presta April 18, 2013

Emetophobics may have a brand new best friend once a nasal spray for norovirus makes its way to the market. The product is currently in the works and expected to hit the shelves within the next several years. Check out what it can do and when you can expect to get it.
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Sea Sickness Gets New Meaning with Norovirus on Cruise Ships

by Rich Presta April 17, 2013

Cruise ships give norovirus ideal conditions in which to spread. Check out two cruise lines that found this out the hard way.
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Sneaky Tips for Killing off Sneaky Household Germs

by Rich Presta April 2, 2013

The thought of germs lurking in sneaky areas can fuel vomit fears to the hilt. You need not sit idly by, however, when you can check out our equally sneaky tips for keeping lurking germs at bay.
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The Emetophobics Guide to the Truth About Germs and Viruses, Part Two of Two

by Rich Presta February 22, 2013

Just because you are around a person or place that is infected or contaminated doesn't mean you're automatically going to get sick, no matter what your vomit fears make you believe. You may still, however, want to check out the germiest hotspots at home, work or play in part two of our germ and virus guide.
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