Have you or your family recently been ill with vomiting and diarrhea? There is a good chance it was caused by a norovirus. Noroviruses are highly contagious viruses that cause:
Low Grade Fevers
Symptoms usually last for 24 to 48 hours.
Norovirus is transmitted by eating contaminated food (food that was prepared or handled by another ill person), by touching surfaces or objects (such as doorknobs, faucets, handles, etc.) contaminated with norovirus and then touching the mouth, and by having direct contact with a person who is infected and showing symptoms.
To prevent the spread:
Wash your hands frequently
Stay home if you are ill
Disinfect with a bleach-based cleaning solution
Do not prepare food for others if you are ill
Do you think you became ill after eating at a restaurant? Call Environmental Health at 734-222-3800.