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Cause of School Illnesses Identified, Parents Warned

Cause of School Illnesses Identified, Parents Warned
News from KOLO:

RENO, NV – The Washoe County Health District has released new information about the illness going around local elementary schools and some daycares.

According to the district, the illness that has sickened hundreds of local elementary school children is norovirus and sapovirus. The viruses are highly contagious. Symptoms include nausea, stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Norovirus has been responsible for similar outbreaks in Washoe County before, but this is the first time sapovirus has been identified as one of the contributing causes to a gastro-intestinal illness outbreak in our community.

District Health Officer Dr. Joseph Iser says it’s time to step up in the fight against these illnesses. “We can be a little more aggressive with our efforts to end the outbreak. The school district has been follo…………… continues on KOLO

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