Omaha, Nebraska 2021-05-14 22:27:14 –
Omaha, Nebraska (AP) — Health officials in Nebraska reported a surge in norovirus cases throughout the state this month.
Infectious viruses that cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain usually peak between December and March.
However, the State Department of Health and Human Services said last week that 14 cases of suspected outbreaks of the virus were reported in long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, day care centers and schools throughout Nebraska.
In the Omaha area alone, Douglas County health officials said they had investigated five outbreaks of illness in long-term care facilities and day care centers. The agency has reported 82 cases in the county so far this year, compared to 45 last year.
Adi Pour, director of health at Douglas County, said norovirus is rarely fatal, but difficult for very old and very young people.
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