Outbreaks of norovirus continue around the country. This latest report comes from Lake County, Montana. Montana’s News Stations are reporting:
Four confirmed cases of people infected with the Norovirus have been reported in Polson. Officials with the Lake County Health Department say Norovirus has been around the state for years, but it settles in different communities at different times.
In January half the Arlee school population was infected. But tribal and public health notified the community and it didn’t spread to other areas.
Though there are only 4 confirmed cases in Polson, Lake Co. Health Dept. RN, Brigid O’Connor, says doctor visits have been rising for a few weeks.
“In talking with the local ERs and several clinics, there’s been an increase of numbers of visits from people who have the same symptoms, so it appears to be really in the community.”
The Health Department is notifying schools, daycares, hospitals, and residential care facilities to warn them about the possibility of infection.