Nearly one in 15 people in the U.S. gets sick from norovirus each year and up to 800 die. This podcast discusses the importance of hand washing, and other ways to prevent the spread of noroviruses. Created: 6/12/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/12/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks – United States, 2009-2012
Recorded: June 10, 2014; posted: June 12, 2014
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Norovirus is highly contagious and can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. Nearly one in 15 people in the U.S. gets sick from norovirus each year and up to 800 die. The virus is usually transmitted from person-to-person or through contaminated food. Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food.
To help prevent norovirus outbreaks, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and thoroughly clean surfaces. Also, if you are vomiting or have diarrhea, don’t prepare food for others for at least 48 hours after your symptoms are gone.
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