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FSS Fast Facts - Norovirus

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Summary

Norovirus is a highly contagious infection and the most common stomach bug in the UK. Known as the winter vomiting bug, the most common way to become ill from the infection is from close contact with a person carrying the virus but did you know you can also catch it from eating contaminated foods? Download the fast facts sheet below to find out more. 

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