120 sick: Tourists at Taiwan afflicted by possible norovirus

About 120 tourists in a central Taiwan tourist spot known for its cherry blossoms reported a diarrhea and vomiting outbreak Monday, which health officials said could be a result of norovirus infection.

Hoya Resort Hotel WulingBoth tourists and staff of the Hoya Resort Hotel Wuling in the Wuling Farm reported norovirus symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and fever, according to the Taichung City Health Bureau.

The hotel has been ordered to stop providing food to guests, the bureau said, adding that it has taken samples to test for the virus.

The hotel said that five of its workers had taken sick leave prior to the outbreak.