Recent outbreaks of norovirus -- also known as stomach flu -- indicate the highly contagious, fast-moving virus is again a public health concern. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has six simple steps to protect families against noroviruses.
Norovirus is the second most frequent cause of illness after the common cold. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and occur between 24 and 48 hours after exposure. Norovirus can be life-threatening for the elderly and immunocompromised.
APIC's six simple steps to protect against norovirus include:
Practice Proper Hand Hygiene
Clean with Bleach
Food and Water Safety
Don't Air Your Dirty Laundry
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