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Norovirus outbreak detected in Wyoming

WDH attributes recent illnesses to “stomach flu”

 

November 25, 2021



Had an unsettled stomach recently? You’re not alone, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Numerous reports of illnesses in Wyoming appear to be related to a norovirus outbreak, which causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, fatigue and dehydration. Though other illnesses such as E.coli bacterial contamination can cause similar symptoms, norovirus is the most common culprit.

“Stomach flu” or “food poisoning”, as norovirus is commonly referred to, is spread through contaminated food and beverages, or when people touch contaminated...



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