Norovirus affects up to 21 million people in the US each year
Norovirus can happen to anyone. You can get norovirus by touching a surface that has been contaminated, from contaminated food or water or from an infected person. The best defense against norovirus is washing your hands. Norovirus is second only to the common cold in terms of reported viruses! The virus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines. People with norovirus commonly experience nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. and to throw up. Norovirus can be serious or even fatal for very young children or the elderly.