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Norovirus: Key Facts


As you may be aware, Norovirus cases are rising throughout New Jersey. Also known as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug,” Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Anyone can get infected and sick with norovirus.

You can get Norovirus from:

  • Having direct contact with an infected person

  • Consuming contaminated food or water

  • Touching contaminated surfaces and then putting your unwashed hands in your mouth

Norovirus is not related to influenza (flu) but also tends to circulate during the winter months. While cases of Norovirus can be present anytime throughout the year, it is typically seen from November to April. Here are some KEY FACTS about the virus, along with tips to prevent Norovirus from spreading. Please Visit CDC’s Norovirus website at www.cdc.gov/norovirus for more information.

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