Stories tagged with: Norovirus

February 23, 2012 - 5:36pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A highly contagious stomach virus is making its rounds in Licking County.

The Health Department is reporting two Norovirus outbreaks.

The first outbreak happened on the Denison University campus. Officials say a total of 36 students and 2 staff members were affected by the stomach bug.

The second outbreak involved an event at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville. A total of 41 individuals became ill as a result of the outbreak.


December 29, 2010 - 6:52pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

It may not be flu season just yet, but the Muskingum County Health Department says there is something you should look out for...

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus which is often referred to as the stomach flu.  Director of Nursing Gloria Kieffer says this virus can make people feel extremely ill and vomit or have diarrhea for up to three days.

"People need to be sure they don't get too dehydrated. Usually it doesn't last very long but it can be serious. So if...

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