NBC News: Norovirus spreading in the Northeast, CDC data shows

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Norovirus, more commonly known as the “stomach flu,” has been reported to be at the highest rates in the Northeast since last year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. With the current rate of over 13% of Norovirus tests with positive results, the Northeast has a higher rate than the rest of the regions in the US. 

 

Norovirus is not related to influenza despite it being commonly known as the “stomach flu.” It is highly contagious and spreads easily on hands and surfaces since the virus can last on surfaces ranging from a few days to a few weeks. In addition to surfaces, the virus can spread through contaminated food.  

 

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