How can I prevent getting norovirus?

Norovirus often spreads quickly in closed places where many people gather, such as schools, cruise ships, and nursing homes. Most cases happen during the winter and early spring months. Some everyday precautions you can take to reduce your risk of getting the virus include:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water
  • Washing fruits and vegetables completely
  • Cooking seafood thoroughly

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/25/2018.

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