Butte County Shelter Housing Camp Fire Evacuees Hit With Norovirus Outbreak
About 170 people are staying at the Chico shelter where the outbreak is. Fire evacuees staying at Oroville Church of the Nazarene shelter are also showing symptoms of the virus.
Norovirus Hits Shelter For Fire Evacuees In Chico, Second Shelter May Be Affected
Norovirus has broken out at a Butte County shelter housing Camp Fire evacuees, and an outbreak is suspected at a second shelter.Fifteen to 20 people staying at Neighborhood Church of Chico have become ill, and lab tests have confirmed they have norovirus, said Lisa Almaguer, spokeswoman for the Butte County Public Health Department. (Kasler and Clift, 11/14)
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Norovirus Outbreak Reported At Camp Fire Evacuation Center
“Norovirus is not uncommon, especially this time of year, and it’s especially not uncommon for a shelter situation where you have hundreds of people living in very close quarters,” Almaguer said. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Green, 11/14)