Healthy Camping: Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camps

Healthy Camping: Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camps
Healthy Camping: Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camps
Camp Healthy: Prevent Norovirus. Learn How to Prevent Norovirus at Youth Camps
Camp Healthy: Prevent Norovirus. Learn How to Prevent Norovirus at Youth Camps
Basics About Norovirus

Norovirus is very contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhea. People of all ages can get infected and sick with norovirus. You can get norovirus from:

  • Having direct contact with an infected person, such as shaking hands
  • Sharing food or eating utensils with an infected person
  • Consuming contaminated food or water
  • Touching contaminated surfaces then putting your unwashed hands in your mouth
Basics About Norovirus

Norovirus is very contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhea. People of all ages can get infected and sick with norovirus. You can get norovirus from:

  • Having direct contact with an infected person, such as shaking hands
  • Sharing food or eating utensils with an infected person
  • Consuming contaminated food or water
  • Touching contaminated surfaces then putting your unwashed hands in your mouth

Clean and disinfect the entire area immediately and thoroughly after someone vomits or has diarrhea.

Prevent Norovirus: Immediate Clean-up

Practice proper hand washing and encourage the same among campers.

Prevent Norovirus: Wash Your Hands

Isolate sick campers and prevent them from sharing bathrooms and using cafeteria.

Prevent Norovirus: Isolate Sick Campers
Prevent Norovirus: Isolate Sick Campers

Isolate sick campers and prevent them from sharing bathrooms and using cafeterias.

Prevent campers from swimming while sick and for at least 1 week after symptoms have resolved.

Prevent Norovirus: No Swimming While Sick
Prevent Norovirus: No Swimming While Sick

Prevent campers from swimming while sick and for at least 1 week after symptoms have resolved.

Factsheet: Healthy Camping: Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camps

Check out this fact sheet for more detailed information about preventing norovirus at youth camps.

www.cdc.gov/norovirus

NCIRDig804 | 10/22/18

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Page last reviewed: December 10, 2018