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3 cases of norovirus confirmed at Olentangy Orange

October 12, 2019


THEY ARE EXPECTING A LOT OF ICING BECAUSE OF THIS RAIN EVENT. NOW BACK TO THE STUDIO. ALSO TONIGHT, THREE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE NOROVIRUS. THEY WERE ALL TRAVELING OUT OF STATE WHEN THEY GOT SICK. Reporter: SINCE THE STUDENTS CONTRACTED THIS OUT OF STATE, THE HEALTH DISTRICT SAYS IT IS JUST ASSISTING BUT THIS IS COMMON IN OHIO DURING THE WINTER WINTER. Reporter: THE DELAWARE GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT SAYS THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED THEM THERE WAS AN INCREASE AMONG ILLNESS OF KIDS WHO HAD TRAVELED. WE LOOKED INTO IT, NOTIFIED THE SCHOOL INVOLVED, WORKED WITH THE SCHOOL TO DROP OFF SOME SAMPLE KITS. THREE OF THE SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED TO OUR STATE LAB DEPARTMENT FOR TESTING. Reporter: THEY TESTED POSITIVE FOR NOROVIRUS. IT’S ALSO CALLED THE STOMACH FLU, A VIRUS THAT CAN CAUSE INTENSE VOMITING AND DIARRHEA FOR ABOUT 12 TO 24 HOURS. IT’S VERY COMMON IN OHIO IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. SO RIGHT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD IS OUR PEAK NOROVIRUS SEASON. Reporter: MOST PEOPLE RECOVER WITHOUT ANY COMPLICATIONS. THE BEST PREVENTION IS WASHING HANDS BEFORE COOKING, AFTER GOING TO THE BATHROOM, AND IF YOU’RE SICK, STAY HOME. THAT WILL PREVENT THE FURTHER SPREAD OF ILLNESS. Reporter: COMING UP AT 6:00,

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