Norovirus Blamed For Some Students' Illnesses

Health officials in a North Carolina county say at least four of the approximately 150 people who became ill during a YMCA conference are suffering from a norovirus.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that Wake County's environmental health director says investigators are looking for the source of the norovirus. Director Andre Pierce said in a statement that the county is taking measures to reduce the spread of illness by asking food service establishments to take precautionary measures.

The students were among about 1,000 who participated in the YMCA's 17th annual statewide Youth & Government conference in Raleigh. The symptoms they reported Friday night and Saturday morning included diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and headaches.

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