Have you ever heard of norovirus? Do you know how to preven the spread of it? According to the CDC, norovirus is a group of related viruses that spread easily, causing more than 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the U.S.
You may hear norovirus illness called “food poisoning” or “stomach flu.” It is true that food poisoning can be caused by noroviruses. But, other germs and chemicals can also cause food poisoning. Norovirus illness is not related to the flu (influenza), which is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.
Handwashing is the most important step you can take to prevent the spread of norovirus. Click here to learn more steps you can take.