Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis in humans. The symptoms of norovirus infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, and low-grade fever. Noroviruses are transmitted through the fecal-oral route, either by consumption of fecally contaminated food or water, direct person-to-person spread, or environmental and fomite (inanimate object or substance that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms) contamination. Materials Needed: Disposable gloves, masks, eye protection or face shields, and gown or protective clothing Please don all materials before beginning cleaning procedure. For questions about the above mentioned personal protective equipment, please see http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_isolation.html (Part II.E) General Warning: Chlorine bleach may damage fabrics and other surfaces. Please spot test area before applying to visible surface. This document contains information for
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