Kids Camp at UNC Closes After Suspected Norovirus Outbreak
Yesterday health officials announced that a suspected norovirus outbreak had sickened 36 people, including 32 kids, at a summer enrichment camp at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. University officials said no one required hospitalization but the camps were shut down and crews began disinfecting the areas housing the campers.
Samples were collected to be sent to the state lab for testing. It will take about a week to receive the results, although norovirus is suspected, the release read.
According to the county health department, norovirus spreads by contact with an infected person, by touching a contaminated surface, or eating contaminated food or water. The CDC website has more information about norovirus.
The most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. Other symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches. The incubation period for norovirus can be anywhere from 12-48 hours after exposure.