Health Officials: Hundreds Sickened by Norovirus in Yolo County Schools

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WOODLAND -- Yolo County health officials say more than more than 1,000 students, teachers and staff have been sickened by Norovirus at schools in the county.

The number reported Friday was 952, which was revised to 1,001 on Monday. Health officials expected that number to increase.

Norovirus symptoms include stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It's highly contagious and commonly spreads through touching contaminated surfaces, consuming contaminated food or drink or being in close contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms last up to three days.

The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency offered a list of which schools and districts were affected:

  • Davis Joint Unified School District
  • Esparto Unified School District
  • Washington Unified School District
  • Woodland Joint Unified School District
  • Winters Joint Unified School District
  • University of California, Davis