Also known as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”, this virus is easily transmitted between people, contaminated food, water or surfaces. How can you best protect yourself?
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained: “Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines.”
A person tends to develop symptoms between 12 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus.
Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain; some people experience a fever, headache and body aches.