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A suspected outbreak of the Norovirus has come about at two New Jersey universities, causing gastrointestinal illness. The cause of this gastrointestinal illness is Norovirus, reported by Rider University. About 40 students from the Lawrenceville campus were transported to area hospitals for treatment on Wednesday’s night. The residence life and public safety staff worked, along with local health authorities and EMTs, all over the night in order to identify the ill students.
According to authorities, the cause of the illness is Norovirus, an outbreak of which began a week ago and is continuing at Princeton University. On talking about this outbreak, Rider says that it is coordinating treatment information with Princeton. It says it has also informed neighboring institutions.
Aramark, Rider’s food service, and UNICCO, the school’s custodial service, all are busy in cleaning the residence hall bathrooms and other areas. However, the classes and events will continue according to the schedule.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while describing the symptoms of Norovirus said that the symptoms usually include:-
Other, less common symptoms may include:-
This type of virus spread quickly in nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, dorms and cruise ships, i.e. where there are many people in a confined area. The students are advised to wash their hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer in order to stop up the further spread of Norovirus.