There’s a lot of norovirus on campuses this time of year. A bunch of Virginia colleges dealt with the pathogen a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like N.C. State did too. According to mcall.com, the virus caused over 150 illnesses at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.
The vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain that affected 154 students at East Stroudsburg University last week was the result of a highly contagious virus, the state Health Department said Thursday.
The Department of Health has determined that there is now enough accumulated evidence to say the recent ESU outbreak is due to norovirus,” department spokesman Wes Culp said.
The illnesses swept through the campus so fast that doctors and medical staffs could not identify its cause with certainty, though doctors did suspect norovirus. The outbreak affected 2.5 percent of ESU students.
Here are some campus-specific food safety infosheets. Click on the pics to download.