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U.S. News & World Report: A patient's guide to norovirus

UC expert provides risk factors of contracting norovirus

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Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine was featured in an article in U.S. News & World Report on norovirus. Fichtenbaum provided five risk factors for norovirus, a virus that causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. They include:

  • eating contaminated food,
  • drinking contaminated water,
  • contact with a person who's infected with norovirus,
  • having a serious medical condition, like cancer, that compromises your immune system
  • and spending time with large numbers of people in a confined space, such as in a nursing home, on a cruise ship, in a hotel or at a resort.

Read the article here