Doctor's advice on how to avoid catching the norovirus, why it's spreading

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Cases of norovirus surging in the Northeast
Dr. John Whyte of WedMD explains.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Stomach bugs are making the rounds in the Northeast.

According to CDC, the region has the highest positivity rate for norovirus right now.

The spread is so wide-ranging in some parts of our area that it's putting some people's daily lives on hold.

Earlier this month, Irving Primary School in Highland Park, New Jersey closed because of a gastro-intestinal illness outbreak.

The school underwent a deep cleaning before reopening for class.

Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, Dr. John Whyte joined the Eyewitness News Mornings @ 10 team to talk about what the norovirus is, why it is spreading, and what you can do to prevent getting sick.


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