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How can norovirus be prevented?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

If you want to avoid catching norovirus, there are some things you can do. Always wash your hands well before and after eating, after using the bathroom or changing nappies, and after touching things that other people have touched like stair railings. It is also a good idea to avoid touching your face.

Iyou do happen to catch norovirus, you can help prevent the spread of disease by practicing good hygiene such as washing your hands well, ensuring surfaces are regularly disinfected, and by making sure contaminated items are laundered. You should avoid public places and contact with others when you are unwell, and for a few days after you have recovered as you are still likely to be contagious.

Sources & Citations

3. Queensland Government. Norovirus. Available at: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/484/Norovirus (accessed 17 June 2020).

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How Norovirus Spreads. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/transmission.html (accessed 17 June 2020).

6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cruise ship travel. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/cruise-ship (accessed 17 June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000144 - Date of preparation June 2020