Maine is one of the places we’d think you could go to escape from a norovirus outbreak. Today, however, the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention announced the state was dealing with two outbreak concerns. It warned about the national Salmonella outbreak AND it announced the state is in the middle of its own Norovirus outbreak.
The Center reports there are at least 14 cases of a stomach flu known as norovirus gastroenteritis that have been reported in six Maine counties, Most cases are associated with long-term care facilities.
The symptoms are typically rapid onset of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Low-grade fever, chills, muscle aches and headache may also occur. The virus lasts one to two days for most people, and dehydration is a common complication, the center said.
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