You’ve likely heard the news stories about sickness sweeping through cruise ships, making hundreds of passengers regret their vacations. In most cases, norovirus is the culprit. Norovirus is not one single virus, but actually a group of viruses that trigger gastroenteritis, or an inflammation of the stomach lining and large intestines. In many instances, norovirus starts with contaminated food and then spreads through person-to-person contact. Because these viruses are highly contagious, outbreaks spread rapidly in environments like cruise ships and nursing homes. Raulerson Hospital explains the symptoms and treatment of norovirus in this infographic. In addition to offering minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopic joint replacement, we can treat severe dehydration caused by norovirus. Help your friends and family understand norovirus by sharing this information with them.