Norovirus Affecting Firefighters, Rafters


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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – More than 50 people have gotten sick along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the past month, which may be linked to a norovirus. Mike Taylor with the Eastern Idaho Public Health District says river guides have fallen ill, and that several staff from the U.S. Forest Service got so sick that they had to be airlifted out of the area. The illness has also affected dozens of white water rafters and firefighters. Taylor says the symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, normally last for about two days.

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