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Facts about being sick and preparing Thanksgiving meals

Since its the time of year when people wind up getting sick once or twice we looked into some tips you may want to keep in mind when it comes to being sick and gearing up to eat that Thanksgiving meal.

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:55 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 7:31 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Since its the time of year when people wind up getting sick once or twice we looked into some tips you may want to keep in mind when it comes to being sick and gearing up to eat that Thanksgiving meal.
According to Cerro Gordo County Public Health, if you're sick with the norovirus, vomiting and diarrhea, you're normally highly contagious for a few days after recovery.
They recommend to stay home if sick and about to be around a lot of family and food.
Also, you're more likely to get sick at a potluck due to people preparing and touching the utensils and food.
So we asked folks, if they get paranoid when it comes to people being sick and holiday get-togethers.
“I don't usually because I figure if I’m going to get sick, I’m going to get sick no matter what I eat or do,” Sandy Pals said.
Research shows restaurants are the most frequent location for foodborne illnesses, leading them to be responsible for twice as many outbreaks as private homes.

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