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Old 03-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Anyone else get sick this week at disney?

My DS4 and I got sick yesterday with probably norovirus after having been at disney for four days. He and I shared most of our foods all week and activities and we got sick within an hour or so of each other. My mom and sister are fine. This makes me think maybe we got it from food. Anyone else get sick? I'm trying to narrow down the potential causes. We missed our last park day, lost a bunch of dining credits, and they wouldn't let us have a late check out which felt decidedly un-disney.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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Someone has been sick with something like norovirus or stomach flu on almost every trip we have taken to Disney. We prepare for it now. I am not surprised it happened to your family.

I hope you are feeling better now. Sorry this happened to your family.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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We are not at Disney, but my DS is sooooo sick with a stomach bug. Blech! Many kids are out of school in our area right now with GI problems, for 4-5 days. We leave in two weeks - I am hoping it cycles through my family by then, if it's going to. It's no fun being sick at Disney.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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My DS4 and I got sick yesterday with probably norovirus after having been at disney for four days. He and I shared most of our foods all week and activities and we got sick within an hour or so of each other. My mom and sister are fine. This makes me think maybe we got it from food. Anyone else get sick? I'm trying to narrow down the potential causes. We missed our last park day, lost a bunch of dining credits, and they wouldn't let us have a late check out which felt decidedly un-disney.
It's happens. It's certainly not a "Disney" bug as some people on these boards think. Could have been anything..
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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With the amount of people from all over the world together in one area, I'm surprised we haven't gotten anything in 8 trips. (Knocking on wood)
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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Wasn't in Disney this week and obviously don't know where you contracted your illness but this reminded me of one of my biggest Disney gross outs. That honey wall before the Winnie the Pooh ride. bleckk! Thousands of people rubbing their hands all over it! I always wonder what would grow if someone took a culture off that thing! I always hand sanitize after that area, theres just no way I can keep my kids hands off it, but hand sanitizers don't kill stomach bugs.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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yeah, it probably could have been food, or just about any other germ from the thousands of world travelers there..... when you go to a place like that, you have to expect it...it's germy! We've done many trips where someone got sick,it's just part of life,and it's impossible to prove where/ how it happened...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #8
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We always carry hand sanitizer and use it often. You touch thousands of things while in Disney and anything could have gotten you sick. Grabbing a napkin or straw from the dispenser or even using your credit card or room key purchasing something.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
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Oh boy. I wish I hadn't just googled "norovirus" haha. Blech. So sorry you got sick! Seems there have been a LOT of sick people at Disney lately but I know there are a LOT of nasty bugs going around right now.

We leave in 2 weeks and we will be packing Lysol, Clorox wipes, GermX and and maybe a few hazmat suits!

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
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I got a throat/cold virus pretty badly (returned home this past Tuesday)- but I'm just assuming that's from all the crowds and planes.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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We just got back 3 days ago from wdw... On day 3 of our stay my baby also got the stomach bug, a few hours later my hubby got it. The Following day my daughter & I got it & on the very last day my oldest son got it.. We lost 2 full days and a ton of dining credits as well. soooo disappointing hope everyone is feeling better!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #12
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Not at Disney yet, but the kids and I had the stomach flu two weeks ago and my husband had it last weekend. So glad we had it before we came to Disney. We couldn't get out of the bed.... I had it over the long weekend and was okay by Tuesday, having been sick on Friday.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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I was there from 2/26 through yesterday, and I wasn't sick there, and haven't been sick since I got home.

A recommended product to use is Wet Ones. The Benzethonium Chloride (not sure about spelling) in them does kill the norovirus. I haven't been sick at Disney since I started carrying the individually packaged towelettes and using them every single time I'm going to eat or drink anything. I don't worry about what I touch during the day, because I'm keeping my hands away from my face. But you have to be consistent - all it takes is one time you forget and the germs have got you! I was there in the horrific norovirus outbreak in December a few years back and even with people literally getting sick all around me at the resorts and the parks, I stayed healthy.
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It is that time of year, after all. A lot of stomach bugs going around. Considering the amount of things thousands of people touch a day and then stick their hands in their mouths, this doesn't really shock me. After holding railings waiting in line, the interactive queues, the handle bars on the rides. Disney is infested with germs. I would imagine it is one of the easiest places to contract something.

Hand sanitizer only works so much. It's important to continuously wash your hands with soap and hot water.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #15
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My friend and I were at MK last Saturday (she was working, I was playing) and we both got tonsil/throat infections. We figured there was something going around the park.
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