Across Florida, 61 clusters of norovirus were identified during January and February. That’s up from 47 clusters in 2009.  Places where the virus can spread easily includes jails, schools and assisted living facilities.

Most healthy people survive Norovirus just fine, with recovery in about two days. Those who do come down with it are contagious for three days after they start feeling well.

Preventing the spread of the virus means hand-washing, proper food handling, and for those who are sick, staying home.