Norovirus outbreak  reported in US

Norovirus causes around 19 to 21 million illnesses annually in the US, with the highest occurrence typically observed from November to April.

A stomach virus, commonly referred to as the 'norovirus,' is currently spreading throughout the northeastern region of the United States

According to CDC data cited by news portal The Hill, the three-week average of positive tests for norovirus in the region has reached 13.9% in recent weeks

and has remained above a 10% positive rate since mid-December 2023.

Norovirus is identified as the primary cause of vomiting, diarrhoea, and foodborne illness in the US

The illness can affect individuals of all age groups, and it spreads “very easily and quickly”.

As per the report, the agency recommends thorough handwashing with soap and water, sanitising surfaces with bleach,

and using hot water to launder clothes to prevent the transmission of norovirus.

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