Safety Short: Norovirus

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Norovirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis, or “stomach flu.” It's a widespread disease, infecting over 685 million people worldwide and resulting in as many as 200,000 deaths a year. Noroviruses are a genus, or group, of viruses responsible for foodborne illnesses. Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly may help prevent this and many other types of illnesses and infections. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize the most common symptoms of norovirus
  • identify ways to avoid or prevent the spread of norovirus
  • identify best practices to use when washing your hands to protect yourself and others from exposure to infectious germs


  • Norovirus
  • Handwashing