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FAQ

How is norovirus spread?

Page last updated 06 June 2022

Norovirus spreads very easily and quickly. The virus is shed in faeces and vomit, which can inadvertently make their way to your mouth and infect youYou can accidentally ingest the virus by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and putting your fingers in your mouth, by eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated, or by having direct contact with someone who is infected with norovirus.

Sources & Citations

4. NSW Health. Norovirus Fact sheet. May 2018.  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/norovirus.pdf (Accessed May 2022)

MAT-AU-2201641  Date of preparation May 2022