Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Norovirus illness is often called by other names, such as food poisoning and stomach flu. Noroviruses can cause food poisoning, as can other germs and chemicals. Norovirus illness is not related to the flu (influenza). Though they share some of the same symptoms, the flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.
- Steps for Preventing the Spread of Norovirus
- General Information on Norovirus
- Cleaning Instructions
- Information for Food Handlers
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Epidemiology staff at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department