Officials: Norovirus Outbreaks Increasing In Iowa - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines
"With this virus in our communities and because it is so easy to spread, we need everybody to stay home when they are ill with diarrhea and vomiting," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. "There’s no vaccine and no antibiotics for norovirus. It can spread in food, in the air, by shaking hands and by touching things like door knobs that an ill person has touched. So the only way to stop its spread is for those who are ill to stay home."