Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults.
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Washing hands correctly —using soap and water and washing for at least 20 seconds— is an important step in staying healthy
After throwing up or having diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces. (For additional information about cleaning, see the Environmental Cleaning Recommendations document)
You should not prepare food for others or provide healthcare while you are sick and for at least 2 days after symptoms stop.
ALL outbreaks of Norovirus are to be reported to the state health department within
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