Livingston County Urges Residents To Avoid Norovirus Symptoms
Children and adults from various counties and schools districts have become ill with norovirus symptoms throughout the week while attending Howell Nature Center located in Marion Township, Livingston County.
Our department, as well as other local health departments are investigating the cases that are residing in our respective counties. Howell Nature Center is conducting a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the cabins, meeting rooms, and other common areas. They will remain closed until such time as all areas have been appropriately cleaned. Currently we are aware of 100 cases.
Norovirus illness usually begins 10-48 hours after exposure. Symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. The illness is usually brief, with symptoms lasting 1 or 2 days. People infected with norovirus are contagious from the time they begin feeling ill to at least 3 days after recovery.
This appears to be a person to person contamination either through direct contact or by contaminated items. With proper cleaning the camp will be safe to resume activities. Secondary contamination and spread of the illness is always a concern, you can decrease your chance of coming in contact with norovirus by: