More than twice the usual number of norovirus outbreaks have been reported in South Carolina so far in 2012, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Friday.
Most common symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. It spreads easily from person to person, and the virus can be spread up to two weeks after a victim recovers. Anyone experiencing diarrhea or vomiting should stay home from work or school to avoid infecting others.
Frequent hand washing and cleaning for commonly handled surfaces is the best way to slow the spread.