USA – Nebraska: Norovirus and Rotavirus Outbreaks reported in the south central part of state

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The Two Rivers Public Health District in south-central Nebraska is reporting an increase of both norovirus and rotavirus cases in the district.

Norovirus and rotavirus outbreaks also frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities. Both norovirus and rotavirus are spread by accidentally getting tiny particles of feces (poop) or vomit from an infected person in your mouth. Outbreaks on school and university campuses have even led to campus closures. Close quarters, shared spaces, and high-touch surfaces make it easy for norovirus and rotavirus to spread.

Health officials strongly recommends taking the following actions:
• Washing hands carefully and frequently
• Staying home when experiencing vomiting and diarrhea
• Careful cleaning of surfaces that have had contact with vomit and diarrhea using an EPA certified cleaning products

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