The strain of norovirus spreading across the country this year is proving to be aggressive and highly contagious, and doctors say extremely thorough handwashing is the best way to reduce your chances of becoming infected. NewsChannel 9 earlier this week reported that the stomach bug hasn’t surfaced in Central New York — but the virus travels easily and is hardy enough to live on counter tops, plates and laundry.
Upstate’s K. Bruce Simmons, MD was interviewed for the news segment. NBC News also reported on the norovirus Sydney strain, saying there is no real treatment other than waiting it out if you become ill. The report goes on to tell about work to develop a vaccine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
See the NewsChannel 9 report.
See the NBC News report.
Read about norovirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention