Common Ways People Catch Norovirus

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According to the CDC, an average of 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis (a viral or bacterial infection that causes the stomach and intestines to become inflamed) are caused by Noroviruses each year.  Of these cases, between 56,000 to 71,000 results in hospitalization each year, while between 570 and 800 will end in death.  Norovirus affects everyone without concern to race, age, sex,...

Ways Norovirus Spreads

There are several different ways that Norovirus is spread from person to person. It is also possible to get the virus by eating contaminated food. Although preventative measures can be taken, it is still common for Norovirus to be spread by restaurant food and for people to become infected in hospitals nursing homes, schools and on cruise ships. Norovirus Person to Person Infection Norovirus is most...

How is Norovirus Passed From Person to Person and Why is it so Contagious ?

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Imagine being on vacation when a wave of diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps start taking over. Not exactly the idea of a fun vacation. Noroviruses is responsible for sending a number of the passengers aboard cruise ships heading for the bathroom and making the entire ship return to port before its time. When you get back to dry land, this virus can impact the health of anyone that comes into contact...