Norwalk Virus Found in Vermilion County

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Make sure you are washing your hands. Health officials say there are three confirmed cases of Norwalk Virus in Vermilion County.

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Holly Pasquelle

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Mar 2, 2006
 
That the virus is lasting 24-48 hours is misleading. Myself & my child contracted the nonvirus and it lasted 8 days. The symptoms are as stated but severe. My great concern is that the spread cannot be contained just by washing hands. When adults got to work ill, and parents send ill children to school there is little possibility of stemming this virus. More adults need to inqure about the number of ill children being sent home from school at this time. A school without soap, each child not monitored to ensure washing of hands, and ill children being sent back to school will ensure reinfection on a regular basis. For example; each time a sick child touches a water fountain, it is spread to the next dozen children. Individuals need to report cases of this nonvirus to ensure health board action is taken immediately. Symptoms appear to disapprear/lessen after two days, but returned even more severely. Please ensure more public awareness of this nonvirus and encourage more action taken by the health board of Vermillion county.
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I am concerned about the spread of this Norwalk virus. As parents, we do our best to keep our children from school and friends when contagious and ill. At this time our children's school are sending a good number of children home with symptoms similiar to this virus. At what point does the board of health work with the school district to stem the contamination? What additional actions are being taken in the school district to disinfect areas? As parents we would like to see some leadership in the news regarding health issues and actions being taken. It would be reassuring.

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