Proper Hygiene and Sanitation Prevents Norovirus
With outbreaks of norovirus continuing to be reported across the state, Oakland County Health Division advises the public to take precautions to avoid infection and illness.
"Norovirus is the most common cause of the "stomach flu" this time of the year," states George Miller, Manager/Health Officer, Oakland County Health Division. "Simply good hygiene and proper sanitation of surfaces is key to not getting sick."
Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. People can become infected with the virus by eating contaminated foods or liquids; touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then placing their hands in their mouth; or having direct contact with another person who is infected and showing symptoms.
Symptoms of infection usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and some stomach cramping.