Health news today: Norovirus outbreak in fire camp shelters at California


The sheltering camps of California fires reported a deadly norovirus outbreak among 150 evacuees on Wednesday.

Around 15 to 20 people tested positive living nearby Butte County, California. People effected by severe vomiting and diarrhea, a public health department official told.

The paper fire evacuees at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene shelter, where roughly 166 people are staying, are also exhibiting norovirus symptoms.

Approximately 170 people housed at the Chico shelter. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said that the 56 remains found, officials have “tentatively identified” 46 of them, but are awaiting DNA confirmation.

Moreover, Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. You can get norovirus from Having direct contact with an infected person. Consuming contaminated food or water.

The fires in Northern California still considered an “emergency situation,” the sheriff said. Nearly 5,500 personnel are working to battle the blaze.

California Fire officials said fire has now burned 138,000 acres and 35 percent contained. It’s destroyed nearly 9,000 homes and displaced 52,000 people.