Norovirus is known for causing outbreaks of illness among large numbers of people. Since norovirus was first identified in 1968, it has increasingly been traced to restaurants, catered meals, cruise ships, hotels, nursing homes, and schools. It is estimated that almost half of all food related outbreaks of illness may be caused by norovirus. Learn more about how Ecolab works with you to find solutions that help reduce your risk of norovirus incidences and protect your reputation.

Norovirus Quick Facts

  • A leading cause of foodborne illness traced back to restaurants

  • Difficult to kill and can spread rapidly in a large population

  • 61% of outbreaks from food contamination occur in restaurants (Center for Disease Control)


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