‘Tis the season! Did you know that norovirus is more common in the winter months? If you have been reading the news and following your friends’ Facebook statuses lately, this likely comes as no surprise. Here’s what we’re reading about norovirus this week. Let’s see what they all have in common…
- Norovirus suspected in N.J. college illnesses: Over 120 students at two universities in New Jersey have norovirus.
- Crown Princess hit with norovirus outbreak again; returning to Port Everglades: A cruise ship has now returned to port twice this week because of a norovirus outbreak.
- Nearly 200 sick at cheerleading competition: Out of the nearly 3,000 people who attended this event, about 200 are sick. That is no small chunk of people!
So… what do these stories all have in common aside from a terrible gastrointestinal virus? They all occurred in places where large groups of people gathered together in a confined space. College dorms/classrooms, a cruise ship, an auditorium, etc.
For more on norovirus, see our blog post today.