Noro in Yolo

Just got this by email

The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency is advising the public to take simple health precautions to limit the spread of an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness in the county.

County health authorities are investigating whether reports of illness at UC Davis and elsewhere are the result of Norovirus, a form of gastrointestinal illness marked by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It can last for one to three days.

In a news release, the county advises:

* those with symptoms stay home and not return to work or school until 48 hours after symptoms have resolved;
* practice good hand-washing, particularly after using the bathroom and before eating; * thoroughly cleaning surfaces following CDC guidelines.

For more information:

* UC Davis News and Information: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/county-recommends-precautions-prevent-spread-gi-illness
* Yolo County news release: http://www.yolocounty.org/residents/i-want-to-/county-press-releases

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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