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Las Vegas sees norovirus outbreak

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:30 p.m. HST, Apr 09, 2014

LAS VEGAS » Health officials say a stomach bug is going around in the Las Vegas area, and they've identified norovirus as the cause.

Southern Nevada Health District officials report Wednesday that they've seen an increase in cases of gastrointestinal illness in the past few weeks.

Tami Bruno of the epidemiology office says an investigation began March 28 when people at a conference at the Planet Hollywood started coming down sick.

But Bruno says the illness has been reported around the valley, including at private parties and in long-term care facilities.

Norovirus is a common virus that brings symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and cramps. It's contagious and can't be treated with antibiotics.

Officials say sick people should stay home from work or school until at least three days after their symptoms have ended.

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silvangold wrote:
wow .... no cure.....just ride it out.........like dementia.....no cure ..... just ride it out til death. wow
on April 9,2014 | 10:11AM
Actually there IS a cure, its called: time.
on April 9,2014 | 12:08PM
juscasting wrote:
Actually alot of viruses don't have cures only preventitives or immuninizations. Stomach virus = Zantac Imodium netflix = cure.
on April 9,2014 | 02:01PM
localguy wrote:
Netflix is good if you have a TV in your bathroom as you will be spending a lot of time there. About half of it face in the toilet, other half looking up and asking, "Why me?"
on April 9,2014 | 10:40PM
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