Norovirus comes on suddenly and causes nausea, strong vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. It is highly contagious and spreads easily in closed environments like cruise ships, day care, nursing homes and military barracks. Norovirus is most prevalent during the winter months and is the most common cause of gastroenteritis or food-borne illness.
What can you do to protect yourself against Norovirus or other types of food poisoning? Most importantly, washing hands with soap and water, disinfecting surfaces, rinsing fruits and vegetables, cooking shellfish thoroughly and not preparing food or caring for others while ill.
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