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December 25, 2006

Beware of the Norovirus

A mild case of overeating might be expected over the holidays. But make sure your family and friends don’t go home with norovirus; the foodborne illness we’ve heard about on cruise ships and in restaurants, hospitals and schools. Carol Ann Burtness, a food science educator with the U of M Extension Service, says norovirus is also the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in Minnesota.

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