Norovirus May Be Causing Illness In Carteret County

The norovirus is spreading across the state and may be responsible for residents becoming ill with gastrointestinal symptoms in Carteret County.

The Carteret County Health Department says its getting reports from the community about symptoms reflective of norovirus...including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. Some people also have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and fatigue.

The illness often starts suddenly and lasts 1 to 2 days. Children may experience more vomiting than adults. The health department says there is no treatment for this virus and testing is not needed except in certain situations.

Norovirus is spread person-to-person or by contact with contaminated surfaces.


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  • by Concerned Parent Location: Wayne Co on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    Something is going around Wayne co, most of my family has had same problems all week. My Mom and Dad ended up with it last night after being around my nephrew/wife and son. My daughters boyfriend Dad/brother/sister had it as well. I am concerned since my daughter is set to give birth within the week. She was on IV's Monday for about 4 hours due to dehydration. Is that what caused the teacher/babys death in Lenior Co? I feel so bad for them right now I don't know what to do. Will contribute to fund to help them out. I hope and pray they have a good community outreach.
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