Norovirus outbreak in Washoe County, Nevada, USA

Health authorities in Washoe County are concerned about the increasing outbreak of norovirus that has caused 1,400 reported illnesses, mostly in school children and day care centres. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to norovirus by taking all necessary precautions to maintain personal hygiene through frequent hand washing. Travellers should be aware that this group of viruses may persist on inanimate objects such as banisters, door knobs and other surfaces touched by ill persons. Careful hand washing, helps to reduce the risk of infection.

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