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We received a notice from the Princeton Health Department regarding reports of increased gastrointestinal illness, with Novovirus the suspected cause.

Among the prevention tips from the department’s Jeffrey C. Grosser:

Don’t touch your face or put your hand near your mouth

Use soap, not sanitizer, when washing your hands. “Hand sanitizers are not effective against most GI causing organisms, including norovirus.”

I didn’t know that.

For more information on norovirus  visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.