Norovirus outbreaks occur all year long, but peak in the winter months, which means we are in the middle of norovirus season. But there’s still time to protect yourself from the highly infectious bug.

There’s no vaccine for the virus that causes one to three days of misery—abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea—in 19–21 million people every year. In some people, though, particularly the elderly and very young, the infection can result in hospitalization and death. About 56,000–71,000 are hospitalized in the US every year, and 570–800 people die of norovirus infections—usually from severe… more

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