USA – Colorado: Suspected norovirus increases reported in Mesa County child care centers

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The Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) reports seeing an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) illness, suspected norovirus, in child care centers in the county.

Health officials say the reported symptoms are very similar to norovirus, a very common and highly contagious GI illness that lasts anywhere between 24 and 72 hours.

Community members who are not feeling well, and who have been sick with vomiting or diarrhea episodes, should not go to work or school until at least 24 hours since the last episode, 48 hours is preferred if possible.

It’s also very important that children who are being kept out of school due to illness do not attend child care while they are ill.

Norovirus is a common cause of gastrointestinal illness. Symptoms often include diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. People who are ill from a norovirus may also experience headaches, body aches and fever.

One response to “USA – Colorado: Suspected norovirus increases reported in Mesa County child care centers

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