Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Norovirus: Georgia - Atlanta


Fulton County health officials say they've investigated several outbreaks of norovirus associated with food service workers.
CBS Atlanta reports (http://bit.ly/YcZjRJ) that the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness has investigated several outbreaks of the gastrointestinal disease associated with food service establishments in the county, which is home to Atlanta.
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Some people may have fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and a general sense of tiredness
Continued:  http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/health/health-officials-probe-norovirus-cases/nT846/


Health services issues warning about new strain of norovirus

Metro Atlanta restaurants are on high alert after Fulton County health officials issued a norovirus warning on Tuesday.
"There are 20 people that we have definitely been able to link to these specific outbreaks. I would anticipate that is a very tiny tip of a very large iceberg," said Fulton County Medical Director Dr. Matthew McKenna.

Continued:  http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20755656/health-services-issues-warning-about-new-strain-of-norovirus

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