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Published On: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013

Norovirus confirmed in Las Vegas outbreak

In a follow-up to a report Sunday,  the Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed the illnesses it is currently investigating among a group of attendees of the National Youth Football Championship event as norovirus, according to a news release Monday.

Norovirus Image/CDC

Norovirus
Image/CDC

Initially, the health district received reports of illness among people affiliated with the event which was held at the Rio Hotel. Team members and supporters stayed at the Rio and a variety of other hotels. Other area hotels have been asked to report similar illnesses to the health district.

The health district continues to receive calls from persons associated with the event and venue, as well as others who stayed in different facilities. The health district will be gathering information from persons associated with the National Youth Football Conference as well as those who were not in attendance at the event, but were guests at the Rio or other local venues, in order to further investigate the cluster of illnesses.

Health officials advise on the importance of strict hygiene and for those that are sick, stay home from work or school until 72 hours after their symptoms have ended.

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