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Tuesday, January 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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OSU working to contain possible norovirus outbreak

Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University officials say they are taking steps to contain a possible norovirus outbreak after up to 60 students fell ill with symptoms.

The Gazette-Times reported that test results are not yet available to confirm an outbreak, but officials say the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever symptoms are consistent with norovirus. The university said Tuesday it is working with Benton County health officials to prevent the spread of the highly contagious illness that began last Wednesday.

Bill Emminger from the county environmental health division says the illness does not appear to be connected with any particular location or food-service facility on campus. Most of the students affected have been residents of the dorms.

OSU staff members are sanitizing work areas in the dorms and dining halls.

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