Long Island’s newspaper, Newsday, this weekend is covering a norovirus outbreak in Dutchess County, New York.

More than 200 people are sick from the gastrointestinal virus.

The newspaper reported that Dutchess County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Caldwell says his agency is working with the state Health Department to identify the cause of the 24-hour stomach illness.

The first illnesses were reported earlier this week. Health officials are investigating to find the source of the virus.

Noroviruses cause diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover after a day or two. People get sick by eating food, touching surfaces or contacting people contaminated with the virus.

People in areas of Norovirus outbreaks are told to wash their hands frequently especially before handling food.

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