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Check out our fact sheet on norovirus, the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States.
Keystone - News & Insights
May 24, 2017
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause a person’s digestive system to become inflamed. Norovirus is sometimes referred to as “food poisoning” or the “stomach flu.” Although it can cause food poisoning, it’s not related to the stomach flu.
Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S. The amount of virus particles that fit on the head of a pin are enough to infect 1,000-plus people. Norovirus can spread before and after symptoms are present.
Read more about Norovirus at the CDC.