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Protect Your Family From Norovirus

Posted on January 29th, 2013

Norovirus is a gastrointestinal illness that generally causes vomiting and diarrhea.  You may hear people refer to it as the “stomach flu,” but norovirus is not related to the influenza virus, which is primarily a respiratory illness.

Every year – especially from November to March – we will see an increase in reports of norovirus, and many reports are in reference to outbreaks of illness.  So what are the symptoms? And what can you do to stay healthy?  The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department has information to help protect your family from norovirus.