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Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014

Norovirus confirmed as cause of recent Las Vegas outbreak

Health officials in Las Vegas, Nevada say that the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus has been confirmed as the cause of a recent outbreak in the area and is investigating reports of increased GI illness in the city.

Norovirus Image/CDC

Norovirus
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Southern Nevada Health District officials say  an investigation began March 28 when people at a conference at the Planet Hollywood started coming down sick.

Norovirus is a highly contagious viral illness that often goes by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu, and food poisoning.

The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramping. Sometimes people additionally have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness. The illness often begins suddenly, and the infected person may feel very sick. In most people, the illness is self-limiting with symptoms lasting for about 1 or 2 days. In general, children experience more vomiting than adults do.

Norovirus is spread person to person particularly in crowded, closed places. Norovirus is typically spread through contaminated food andwater, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and close contact with someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea.

Norovirus causes more than 20 million illnesses annually, and it is the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in the United States.

 

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