Local Health Officials Warn of Rise In Norovirus-Like Illness
Local health officials are warning of norovirus after an increase in a similar illness locally.
The District Health Department Number 4 is urging everyone to take precautions to stay healthy.
Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach, intestines, or both.
It is sometimes called ‘stomach flu’ but is not related to influenza or flu, which is a respiratory viral illness.
Norovirus is easily transmitted through food, by person-to-person contact, or by
You can help prevent the virus by washing your hands, sanitize items you normally touch, not preparing food if you feel sick, and keeping potentially sick kids out of school.
Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping.
You may also have a headache, a fever, chills, and muscle aches.
For more information, you can log onto cdc.gov/norovirus.