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Both experts said that for right now, thorough hand-washing and good hygiene habits remain the primary defense against norovirus. That means washing down surfaces, and, when you're preparing food, making sure you thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables. If someone who is infected touches the food, the infection can be passed on through the food. Payne also recommended not preparing food when you're sick with a gastrointestinal illness.

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Learn more about preventing norovirus infection from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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