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Image shows how you get norovirus from people or surfaces by touching your mouth after providing care to an infected person, shaking hands with an infected person, changing diapers, or touching contaminated surfaces. Then you become ill with norovirus.

How You Get Norovirus from People or Surfaces

This fact sheet shows how you get norovirus from people or surfaces.
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Image shows 3 norovirus statistics learned from US outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting, 2009-2013, and reported in MMWR article at

Quick Stats: U.S. Outbreaks of Diarrhea and Vomiting, 2009-2013

This fact sheet gives 3 important norovirus facts that we learned from U.S. outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting reported during 2009 to 2013.
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Image shows that you can protect yourself and elderly residents from norovirus by washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces with a bleach-based cleaner, washing soiled laundry immediately and tumbling dry, using a gown and gloves when caring for patients, and staying home when you’re sick.

Stop Norovirus!

This poster shows different steps to protect yourself and others, especially those who live in nursing homes, from norovirus.
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This graphic, available in English and in Spanish, highlights 5 tips to help prevent the spread of norovirus. Share these health messages on your web page. Copy and paste the code to embed the graphic and a link to more information on norovirus prevention.

Protect Yourself and Others from Norovirus.

Protect Yourself from Norovirus

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Formas de prevenir brotes de norovirus por los alimentos

Protéjase de los norovirus

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Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus video

Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus? (On YouTube)
This short video explains what norovirus is, how it spreads, and how you can protect yourself and loved ones from getting it.
Running Time: 2:37 minutes
Date Released: 12/10/2015
Transcript [2 pages]

video iconVideo Abstract: Mary Wikswo of the CDC on Acute Gastroenteritis and the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)
On the American Journal of Public Health blog, Mary Wikswo of CDC offers further insight into the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) and how it helps public health officials track and respond to gastroenteritis outbreaks nationwide.
Running Time: 4:12 minutes
Date Released: 12/12/2014

video iconCDC Expert Commentary: Norovirus - Protecting the Vulnerable
Nearly two-thirds of norovirus outbreaks occur in nursing homes. Watch this video and learn how to help protect your most vulnerable patients.
Running Time: 4:26 minutes
Date Released: 02/19/2013

video iconCDC Expert Commentary: Preventing Norovirus Transmission: New Guidelines
Learn about the new guidelines released by CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. These guidelines provide steps for preventing and controlling norovirus outbreaks in healthcare settings.
Running Time: 4:18 minutes
Date Released: 05/09/2011

CDC Vital Signs Report

Vital Signs

Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks, Food Service has a Key Role
Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Learn about food safety practices that can help prevent these outbreaks.


Norovirus in the United States
Dr. Aron Hall, a CDC epidemiologist, discusses the impact of norovirus in the United States.
Running Time: 8:46 minutes
Date Released: 09/17/2013

Six Tips to Help Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Dr. Aron Hall discusses six tips to help prevent the spread of norovirus.
Running Time: 4:09 minutes
Date Released: 08/27/2013

Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks
Norovirus continues to be the leading cause of foodborne outbreaks in the United States. According to a CDC study, sick food handlers are the main source, causing about half of the foodborne norovirus outbreaks from 2001 to 2008. Fresh produce, primarily leafy vegetables or fruits, are most often implicated in foodborne norovirus outbreaks. Listen to Dr. Aron Hall, a CDC epidemiologist specializing in noroviruses, discuss this study and data released on the epidemiology of foodborne norovirus outbreaks.
Running Time: 10:20 minutes
Date Released: 09/17/2012

Web Feature

Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Norovirus spreads easily, causing 19-21 million cases of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both) each year in the United States. There's no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay virus-free.

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