More people than ever are becoming sick with the norovirus here in Michigan. The State Department of Community Health says 145 outbreaks were reported in Michigan in 2006. That’s about four times the amount reported in all of 2005 when there were only 36 cases, and we could be on another record-breaking pace this year.
After only a month and a half into 2007, 37 outbreaks have already been reported. Local health agencies are working to prevent the spread of this virus. Health experts at Michigan State University say those numbers may still be on the low side.
Dr. Dele Davies, Pediatrics and Human Development at MSU: “We know for sure there are more people with the disease than what actually gets reported.”