Most norovirus outbreaks caused by food preparation workers

June 3, 2014 6:55 PM

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Most norovirus outbreaks caused by food preparation workers

The majority of norovirus outbreaks come from prepared foods that are contaminated by restaurant or food service workers -- often when they touch food with their bare hands, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the CDC, at least 1 in 5 food service employees report working at least once in the previous year while sick with a stomach bug. Approximately 20 million Americans are infected with the norovirus each year, which can be spread by contaminated foods or through contact with infected peopl...

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