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How is norovirus spread?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

Norovirus spreads very easily and quickly. The virus is shed in faeces and vomit, which can inadvertently make their way to your mouth and infect you. You can accidentally ingest the virus which may be on surfaces you touch and come into direct contact with your mouth (such as utensils or fingers). You can also catch it by eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated. Direct contact with someone who has norovirus is also an easy way to become infected.

Sources & Citations

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norovirus. Transmission. Available at: (accessed 18 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0371 - Date of preparation November 2018