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Norovirus is a virus that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, in people. The virus is very contagious and spread easily from person to person. The illness has a sudden onset and can last 24 to 48 hours.  It is usually not very serious, but older people, children, or those with chronic conditions may have serious complications that can result in hospitalization.

Hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of Norovirus.  Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom and before eating with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains 70% alcohol.

Training for preventing the spread of norovirus is available to restaurants, hotels, theaters, attractions, churches, and other groups in the community. For more information, please contact Kim Foster at the Taney County Health Department at (417) 334-4544 ext 255.

For more information please review the following documents:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website

Norovirus Fact Sheet

Proper Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures

General Guidelines for Cleaning Bodily Fluids and Preventing Disease Spread

General Guidelines for Sanitizing Motorcoaches and Preventing Disease

Cleaning Products Effective Against Norovirus


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Forsyth Office:      15479 State Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653   Phone: 417-546-4725 or 1-888-707-4725        Fax: 417-546-4727
Branson Office:               320 Rinehart Road, Branson, MO 65616    Phone: 417-334-4544 or 1-888-294-9530        Fax: 417-335-5727

Animal Care & Control Center: 255 Critter Trail, Hollister, MO 65672    Phone: 417-332-0172 Fax: 417-332-2672  Fax: 417-332-2672