Norovirus

Norovirus is highly contagious and most common during the winter months. It is spread through infected particles when someone vomits or has diarrhea. The most effective prevention of these seasonal illnesses is washing your hands regularly and staying away from others when ill.

If you have symptoms of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea:
  • Stay home for 48 hours after symptoms are gone
  • Do not prepare food for others
  • Wash possibly contaminated surfaces with a bleach solution (5 parts water to 1 part bleach) – let surfaces air dry
  • Call your primary care physician if complications occur (e.g., dehydration)

Understand with norovirus you are likely able to infect others even after you start to feel better. Norovirus can live on surfaces for up to two weeks, making cleaning with bleach very important.

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Specific questions and concerns can be directed to our staff through email (health@co.winnebago.wi.us) or phone 920-232-3000.