Norovirus: The Winter Vomiting Bug

How to avoid catching norovirus

There’s no 100% effective way to avoid norovirus. But there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of catching it.

Keep your hands clean.

Wash them frequently with soap and water, particularly after going to the toilet, and before eating or preparing food.

Avoid raw, unwashed food.

Rinse fruit and vegetables well before eating them.

Don’t share towels, flannels or toothbrushes.

If someone in your home has norovirus, you could catch it from something they’ve used.

Keep household surfaces clean.

Anywhere you prepare food, and your bathroom, should be kept as clean as possible using bleach-based cleaners.

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