Norovirus Hits Yellowstone, Grand Teton Parks


0  Updated at 10:52 am, June 21st, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(JACKSON, WY) – A Norovirus that originated in Yellowstone National Park earlier this month has been linked to at least 200 illnesses. Officials say nearly 150 employees at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks caught the stomach flu from a group of tourists in the Mammoth Hot Springs area. Area health officials say it’s one of the biggest outbreaks they’ve seen. Norovirus is easily spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces.

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