By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the norovirus outbreak at Georgetown University, school health officials reported Monday, 130 students, faculty and staff over the last week have reported symptoms that could be consistent with norovirus.
The vast majority of cases were resolved 12 hours after onset of symptoms and did not require medical treatment. One student did require in-patient support for rehydration.
They did say on Sunday they see a marked decrease in new cases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), norovirus can be spread by already infected people, by touching contaminated surfaces and placing your fingers in your mouth, or by consuming contaminated food and beverages.
Aside from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, norovirus symptoms include stomach cramps, low-grade fevers, chills, headache, and fatigue and muscle aches. Most people with norovirus illness get better within one to three days, however, it is suggested to limit your exposure with other individuals for 48 hours following the end of your symptoms.
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