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Connecticut families respond to Norovirus

September 10, 2019


ACROSS THE COUNTRY – A NASTY STOMACH BUG IS SHUTTING DOWN SCHOOLS.BECAUSE SO MANY KIDS ARE OUT SICK. NO SCHOOLS IN OUR STATE HAVE NEEDED TO CLOSE. BUT– WE’RE HEARING FROM A LOT OF PARENTS WHO ARE DEALING WITH SYMPTOMSOF NOROVIRUS.SO WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES?NEWS 8 MEDICAL REPORTER JOCELYN MAMINTA — HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY FROM THE START.JOCELYN? A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS NOROVIRUS IS NOT REPORTABLE IN CONNECTICUT — SO D-P-H DOES NOT HAVE RECORDS ON THE NUMBER OF CASES.WE DID CHECK IN WITH A NUMBER OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS ACROSS THE STATE. ALL REPORTING – CURRENT ABSENTEE RATES ARE NOTHING ALARMING.BUT THE STORY I REPORTED YESTERDAY — GENERATING A LOT OF COMMENTS FROM FACEBOOK VIEWERS. MANY – SHARING STORIES OF THEIR PERSONAL BATTLE OF SEVERE VOMITTING AND DIARRHEA.THIS ONE FROM MEGAN ELIZABETH SAYING — A STOMACH BUG HIT HER 6 YEAR OLD LAST THURSDAY AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT – SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE BOTH RUNNING TO THE BATHROOM NAUSEOUS. ERICA COMMENTING – DEALING WITH THIS IN OUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW. OTHERS SHARED– TREATMENT.JESSIE WROTE IN- FROZEN GATORADE ICE CUBES. SARAH SAYS – PEDIALYTE IS A LIFE SAVER. FROM MELISSA – DRINK 100% GRAPE JUICE WITH NO ADDED SUGAR. A REMINDER — DOCTORS SAY WASHING HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR 20 TO 30 SECONDS — IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS.THE C-D-C SAYS — CLEAN AND DISINFECT CONTAMINATED SURFACES– WITH DILUTED BLEACH.AND REMOVE

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