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Norovirus Outbreak

Date: January 31st, 2013

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From the CDC website:

Each year, Norovirus—

  • causes about 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both)
  • contributes to about 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths, mostly among young children and the elderly

You can get Norovirus illness at any time during the year. But, it is most common in the winter. Also, there can be 50% more Norovirus illness in years when there is a new strain of the virus going around.

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Learn More:

  1. Norovirus Infection
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  2. Norovirus
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. Norovirus Symptoms
    Mayo Clinic
  4. Causes & Symptoms of Norovirus Infection
    Minnesota Department of Health
  5. Norovirus (Norwalk Virus)
    FoodSafety.gov

 

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