Norovirus

Virus Norwalk

 

  • Causa de la enfermedad: Infección por virus Norwalk

  • Período de incubación: Entre 12 y 48 horas

  • Síntomas: Náuseas, vómitos, diarrea y calambres abdominales

  • Posibles contaminantes: Ostras o mariscos crudos, agua y hielo, ensaladas, escarchado, contagio de persona a persona

  • Pasos para la prevención: Tratar y eliminar de forma adecuada las aguas residuales; restringir el contacto con alimentos a los manipuladores infectados hasta que ya no porten el virus


  • Article History
    • Revision Date: 9/27/2004

Food Safety Tip of the Day

It's safe to bite when the temperature is right

Thermy

The only way to know food has been cooked to a safe internal temperature is to use a food thermometer. Fortunately, thermometers are high-tech and easy to use. Research shows that while cooking by "color" is frequently done, it can be misleading. Correct use of the right thermometer provides confidence that foods are adequately cooked, resulting in a safe, delicious meal.

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

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