- How Norovirus spreads: Not just directly through
fecal-oral transmission but also from eating and drinking contaminated
food and water, handling contaminated surfaces and objects (fomites)
followed by hand-to-mouth contact, and via ingestion of aerosolized
particles (1), a Norovirus property unique among GI tract pathogens (2).
- For example, samples from mantels and light fittings 1.5 meters above the ground during a hotel outbreak in England were positive for Norovirus (3), suggesting source to be aerosolized particles released from vomit.
- How long Norovirus can stay infectious in the environment (4).