「大家在飯前廁後，以及準備食物前都應該徹底用肥皂洗手。」 州政府衛生主任葛吉博士(Dr. Jimmy Guidry) 說：「如果每個人都這樣實行，我們就可以預防大規模的病毒感染。」諾羅病毒的大爆發很常見，通常感染到的人會在一到兩天內復原。
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a new strain of norovirus, which has sickened dozens of people and forced the closure of several oyster harvest areas in the Louisiana area.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said in a statement Friday that "because the strain is new, few people are immune to it causing more outbreaks."
"People should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the toilet, before consuming food, and before preparing food," said State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry. "If everybody did this, we could prevent a majority of the illness caused by these viruses."
Norovirus outbreaks are common, and generally those people who are infected recover within one to two days.
Much like influenza, norovirus mutates easily, and new strains such as this are common.
People can become infected by eating and drinking food contaminated by norovirus, touching objects infected and then touching their mouths, and direct contact with someone infected with norovirus.
Norovirus symptoms usually begin to show 24 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Sometimes people have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and a general sense of tiredness.