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Norovirus Outbreak At Trinity University

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Over the past week, Trinity University has been dealing with an illness that has spread across campus.

Since September 15, about 80 students and staff have reported suffering from symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

“Lab results conducted by both the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and Trinity’s Health Services have determined that Trinity was affected by the Norovirus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines,” said Sharon Jones Schweitzer, Assistant Vice President of External Relations at Trinity.

Symptoms last from 24 to 48 hours.

Norovirus is spread through contact, either direct person to person or contact from a contaminated surface.

San Antonio Metro Health officials say it did not come from any of the campus dining facilities or restaurants in the surrounding area.

Students who have contracted the virus are urged to stay in their living quarters for two days after they've recovered.

Students are urged to wash their hands and use hand sanitizers more frequently, especially before eating.