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Pinedale Online > News > December 2011 > Teton Public Health warns of Norovirus
Teton Public Health warns of Norovirus
Jackson-area Public Health advisory
by Teton County Public Health
December 28, 2011

(December 28, 2011 Jackson, WY) - Teton County Public Health is reminding residents to be vigilant in stopping the spread of illness. Recently, there have been norovirus-like symptoms showing up in the community. Norovirus causes "stomach flu" with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Noroviruses are very contagious and can spread easily. If you work in food-handling, healthcare, or child care, you should not attend work while you are ill with norovirus-like symptoms, and you should not return to work until 72 hours after your symptoms cease.

Season Influenza activity remains low at this time, but is expected to increase in the coming weeks. Anyone 6 months of age and older who has not yet gotten their flu vaccine, should get vaccinated now. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Vaccine is available in many locations, including doctorís offices, pharmacies, clinics and Teton County Public Health.

You can decrease your chances of becoming infected with both norovirus and influenza by following the same recommendations. Frequently wash your hands, stay home when sick, cover your cough, and routinely clean common surfaces.

For more information, contact Teton County Public Health 307-733-6401

For more information about Teton County and its services visit www.tetonwyo.org.


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