Norovirus is a highly contagious infectious disease, which is transmitted from person-to-person via fecal-oral, or ‘vomitus-oral’ routes, or indirectly via contaminated food or environment. Airborne transmission of norovirus was implicated in an epidemiological study during an outbreak in a hotel restaurant , but only until recently was detection of norovirus RNA demonstrated in air samples collected in patient’s room and at the nurse’s station during hospital outbreaks , presumably due to projectile vomiting of patients, flushing of toilet, or during floor cleaning as described previously.
Detection of norovirus in air samples in patient without vomiting: implication of saliva testing for norovirus in immunocompromised host
Journal of Hospital Infections
25 July 2019