Cal Poly dealing with Norovirus outbreak
May 14, 2014
More than two dozen Cal Poly students appear to have contracted the Norovirus prompting campus health officials to ask students to wash their hands and practice good hygiene to prevent the virus from spreading further.
As of May 8, campus health center staff have seen 27 cases of Norovirus. Except for two, all of the students inflicted with the virus attended the Coachella/Stagecoach venue in Indio, Calif.
Norovirus, which is spread through fecal/oral transmission, causes nausea, vomiting and fever. Symptoms usually last from 48 to 72 hours.
Cases of the virus on campus appear to be dwindling.