Health Alerts, Advisories, Notifications, and Updates

Surveillance

Vaccine Information

  • There currently is no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection.

Diagnostics and Treatment

  • If your facility does not have a laboratory that can test for norovirus, consult with PDPH by calling 215-685-6740 to arrange for laboratory testing.
  • There is currently no treatment available for norovirus; treatment is supportive only.

Reporting to PDPH

  • One case of Norovirus is not required to be reported, however, a cluster or outbreak of norovirus should be reported to the health department.
  • Report an outbreak of norovirus to PDPH when 3 or more staff and/or residents have vomiting and /or diarrhea within a 48 hour time frame. To report an outbreak of norovirus to PDPH, call 215-685-6740 during business hours or 215-686-4514 after business hours.

Health Educational Materials

Links and Resources

Guidelines for Management and Control


Norovirus Guidelines
All Facilities
Healthcare Facilities
Long Term Care Facilities
Schools and Childcare Settings


Updated: 10/18/2017 3:00pm