infographic: Healthy Camping: Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camps

Norovirus Prevention at Youth Camp: Infographic

This short infographic for campers and camp staff provides basic guidance for preventing norovirus outbreaks at youth camps.
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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 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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Outbreaks in health care facilities accounted for almost 63% of the norovirus outbreaks reported through the National Outbreak Reporting System from 2009 through 2012. 22% of outbreaks occurred in restaurants or banquet facilities.  The remaining 15% of the reported outbreaks occurred in schools or day-care facilities, a private residence, or other settings.

Setting of Norovirus Outbreaks Reported Through NORS 2009-2012

This graphic shows the common settings of norovirus outbreaks reported through NORS from 2009 to 2012. You can also use the NORS Dashboard to create graphics with more recent data and more specific modes of transmission.

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The total number of norovirus outbreaks by primary transmission mode from 2009 through 2012. The number of foodborne norovirus outbreaks were low in the summer months, the greatest number occurring in January. During the same time, the number of nonfoodborne always exceeded foodborne outbreaks and was low in the summer months and dramatically higher in the winter months.

Number of Reported Norovirus Outbreaks, By Primary Transmission Mode and Month of Onset, 2009-2012

This graphic shows two modes of transmission by month for a select few years. You can also use the NORS Dashboard to create graphics with more recent data and more specific modes of transmission.

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Graphic: Protect yourself from norovirus. Wash your hands often. Cook shellfish to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. When you are sick, don't prepare food or care for others. Rinse fruits and vegetables thoroughly. After comiting or having diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect surfaces and wash soiled laundry.

Protect Yourself from Norovirus

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.

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Clean Up After Someone with Norovirus Vomits or has Diarrhea video

Clean Up After Someone with Norovirus Vomits or has Diarrhea (On YouTube)
This video describes the 7 steps to clean up after someone with norovirus vomits or has diarrhea, to prevent others from getting sick.
Running Time: 2:10 minutes
Date Released: 6/5/2018

Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus?

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
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Video Abstract: Mary Wikswo of the CDC on Acute Gastroenteritis and the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)External
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

CDC Expert Commentary: Norovirus – Protecting the VulnerableExternal
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

CDC Expert Commentary: Preventing Norovirus Transmission: New GuidelinesExternal
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


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


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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Water Quality and Health Council, PostersExternal about preventing the spread of norovirus in English, Spanish, French, and a language-neutral pictogram version. The posters are a product of a collaboration of Somerset County (NJ), Department of Health; City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department; National Environmental Health Association; and American Chemistry Council.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs

CDC Vital Signs—Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks, Food Service Has a Key Role
This Vital Signs includes the report, a factsheet, and graphics about norovirus, the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States, and information about food safety practices that can help prevent these outbreaks.

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Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
This article includes basic information about norovirus, including symptoms, how it spreads, and ways to protect yourself and others from getting infected and sick.

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Norovirus messages in this widget focus on ways to prevent norovirus from spreading.

Copy and paste the HTML code to place the widget on your page and share prevention tips with your web visitors.