Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Risk factors for becoming infected with norovirus include:
- Having an impaired immune system, such as people with AIDS and transplant recipients
- Living in a household with improper or unsanitary food-handling procedures
- Living with a child who attends preschool or a child care center
- Traveling to or staying in hotels, vacation resorts, cruise ships or other destinations with many people in close quarters
- Living in close quarters, such as in nursing homes and retirement centers
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