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Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know
A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading nationwide with the highest positivity rate now in the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines, which is called acute gastroenteritis.
The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, with fever, headache, and body aches also associated with the illness.
Norovirus outbreaks frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities.
Foods that are commonly involved in norovirus outbreaks include: