Norovirus Health Alert

News Update3/7/16

University Health Services continues to see a small and diminishing number of patients with symptoms consistent with noro-like virus.

No one residential area, eating establishment or event ties all these cases together. We are continuing to work closely with the City of Berkeley Public Health. There has been a rise in norovirus cases in California this season. Because we know it’s in the community, we are encouraging basic prevention measures to help stop the spread: stay home if you are sick, don't prepare food while you are ill, and wash hands carefully each time you use the bathroom and every time before eating. Share this flier for more detailed guidance.

Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. It takes very few norovirus particles to become ill. Find out more from the CDC factsheet and webpage about norovirus.

We are continuing to monitor the outbreak and will post updates on this webpage.

Norovirus flier