Little green men running around at a Science-Fiction
convention would not get that much notice, but when
everybody turns green… Well, that’s a problem.
Dozens of people attending the SciFi gathering in
Madison, Wisconsin did turn a little green and health
officials are not yet sure why.
About 50 people became ill and the cause remains a bit
of a mystery, but it sure does sound like norovirus.
However, officials with Dane County and the Madison Public Health Department
investigators say the ailment had symptoms similar to those of “stomach flu.”
They think some attendees might have been exposed to the illness before the
convention since they developed symptoms so soon after arriving. The sick ones
may have then infected others through personal contact and shared access to food.
The convention was at Madison’s Concourse Hotel. The hotel has been thoroughly
scrubbed since the illnesses were reported.