Norovirus activity in the Northeast has reached its highest level since April 2023, with over 13% of tests positive in recent weeks.


Often called "stomach flu" but unrelated, norovirus is highly contagious and can spread through contaminated food, water, or close contact.

The FDA warns against consuming oysters from Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, due to potential norovirus contamination.

Norovirus outbreaks typically peak between November and April, with the US averaging around 20 million cases annually.

While there's no cure for norovirus, staying hydrated is crucial to prevent dehydration, a major concern during illness.

If symptoms worsen or persist, consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and guidance.