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Winter vomiting disease - Calicivirus

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Winter vomiting disease is caused by the calicivirus and is one of the most common stomach bugs in Sweden. You can get an upset stomach for many different reasons. In order to prevent infection, good hygiene is essential, particularly washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have been to the toilet.

Calicivirus affects all age groups. Children suffer most from vomiting, and adults from diarrhoea. Some people never get winter vomiting disease even if they have been exposed to the virus. This is probably due to a natural resistance.

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