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How is norovirus spread?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

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 youYou can accidentally ingest the virus by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and putting your fingers in your mouth, by eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated, or by having direct contact with someone who is infected with norovirus.

Sources & Citations

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How Norovirus Spreads. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).

MAT-AU-2000144 - Date of preparation June 2020