Norovirus is a highly infectious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Research showed that about half of the norovirus infection was foodborne. Shellfish especially raw oysters, raw vegetable, salad and ice are common sources of foodborne norovirus infection.
The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get gastroenteritis. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. Norovirus illness can be serious, especially for young children, elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Cases of death due to norovirus have been reported occasionally worldwide.
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