There is no vaccine for Norovirus and symptoms include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
A fast spreading stomach virus is hitting many communities right now---in the middle of Flu season! Norovirus! Dr. Anusha Belani, said people infected with Norovirus are contagious from the moment they feel sick until 3 days after they recover...and the virus can live on other places too.
"Surfaces get contaminated. Surfaces would be things that you commonly touch everyday. We touch the door knobs, refrigerator handles, toilet seat, the faucet, these would be contaminated by infected hands so definitely try to disinfect these areas. If somebody is sick and they are cooking they can contaminate the food too," said Dr. Belani.
She says there is no vaccine for Norovirus and some symptoms include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Norovirus infects 21 million people every year and in some cases, it can be deadly.