1. Norovirus on the Rise in Bakersfield

2. Earlier this month, over 150 people became sick on a cruise ship sailing from San Francisco.

3. Norovirus can spread through contaminated food, water, and surfaces, as well as through contact with sick people.

4. The most common symptoms of norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.

5. While the number of norovirus cases in Kern County are not reportable

6. Adventist Health Sees Increase in Norovirus Symptoms

7. There is no vaccine for norovirus, but there are steps you can take to prevent infection

8. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of norovirus

9.  Be Careful About What You Put in Your Body

2.  If you experience symptoms of norovirus, stay home from work or school to avoid spreading the illness to others. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.