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What is norovirus?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

Norovirus is a group of contagious viruses that cause gastroenteritis. It affects millions of people each year, of all ages and at multiple times during their life. That’s because there are many different types of noroviruses, and infection with one type won’t necessarily protect you from infection by another type.

Sources & Citations

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norovirus. About norovirus. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/index.html (accessed 18 October 2018).

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norovirus. Transmission. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/transmission.html (accessed 18 October 2018).

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Symptoms of Norovirus. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/symptoms.html (accessed 18 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0371 - Date of preparation November 2018