Common stomach bug norovirus making rounds in MinnesotaNorovirus is a gastrointestinal bug that causes symptoms including abdominal cramping, pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
By: Associated Press,
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota health official says a common stomach bug is once again making the rounds.
Kris Ehresmann is with the Minnesota Health Department. Ehresmann says outbreaks of norovirus have been reported in a number of long-term care facilities.
Norovirus is a gastrointestinal bug. It causes symptoms including abdominal cramping, pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Ehresmann says the standard advice applies: Wash your hands often with soap and water, and avoid preparing food for others.
This is also about the time that seasonal flu becomes more common. Ehresmann tells WCCO-AM it's been a relatively quiet flu season so far, although it tends to peak in late January or early February.