Norovirus causes about 20% of all cases of acute gastroenteritis in developed countries, and is ranked as number four among hazards contributing to foodborne disease burden in Europe.

Norovirus in shellfish and fresh produce

Noroviruses accounted for 92% of RASFF - Food and Feed Safety Alerts in 2014.
Norovirus is the foremost cause of domestically acquired foodborne infections in general, and the second cause of domestically acquired foodborne illness resulting in hospitalization.

There has been many outbreaks involving fresh produce, fresh and frozen berries and raw/undercooked bivalve mollusks.

Facts about Noroviruses

Explanation: The estimated total health burden (DALY: disability adjusted life years) is four by 100.000.