9News, Denver’s NBC affiliate, is reporting tonight on a norovirus outbreak. Sick are 63 students at the University of Denver. 9News reports that:
Denver Health Department officials say the students were afflicted with the Norovirus, a group of viruses that cause the stomach flu and can be spread by direct contact with contaminated surfaces, people, food or other objects. They say coughing and sneezing do not spread the virus.
According to health experts, the Norovirus is not life-threatening and should pass within 12 to 36 hours, on average.
Health officials say it is safe for students, faculty and staff to live, work and eat at DU and in all of the DU residence hall dining areas.
See the 9News story here.