Health officials offer tips to prevent spread of norovirus

Norovirus leading cause of gastroenteritis in Montana

Cold weather means more indoor time for many Montanans. Close contact indoors often helps spread illnesses, such as norovirus, anywhere people gather together. Holiday gatherings, schools and settings such as long-term care and assisted living facilities are especially vulnerable to outbreaks.

‚ÄúNorovirus can spread very quickly and can make some people very ill,‚ÄĚ Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Richard Opper said. ‚ÄúTo protect yourself and others it is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and wate...