An outbreak of Norwalk virus has sickened more than 100 residents of Clinton County. Tricia Kitzman is a regional Epidemiologist with the state health department who says both adults in the Clinton business community and kids in school have fallen victim to the virus in recent weeks. She says several groups have turned up sick in area schools, including one young child, and several adults, so basically it’s everywhere in the community. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting and sometimes a low-grade fever. Dr. Kitzman says simple handwashing is the best prevention for the Norwalk virus. On October 3rd, 87 of the 310 students at Camanche Middle school were out sick with a Norwalk-like virus illness, and the district’s mailed letters to parents asking them to enforce good hygiene rules.
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