fter an awful start to the flu season, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) now reports the state is on track to experience one of its worst years for norovirus.
Minnesota health officials are stressing hand hygiene to combat the outbreaks of norovirus – commonly called the stomach flu – that have been hitting the state recently
Authorities are investigating an outbreak of norovirus at the Minnesota Veterans Home that may have been connected to four deaths last weekend. As of this point, officials said that there has been only one hospitalization they have confirmed to be connected with the outbreak.
Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.
`Tis the season for giving, but health officials say too many Minnesotans are giving and receiving something nobody wants: the norovirus.
The Minnesota Department of Health is “99 percent sure” that a Norovirus outbreak is to blame for a number of students going home sick in Gaylord, Minn., according to the school’s principal.
Norovirus has reared its ugly head once again. The illness, also known as the Norwalk Virus, is a gastro-intestinal bug that is common this time of year.