Officials confirmed an outbreak of norovirus in a shelter house that ran firefighting in Chico, the capital near Paradise, California,…
Officials confirmed an outbreak of norovirus in a shelter house that ran firefighting in Chico, the capital near Paradise, California, Wednesday night. Another outbreak is suspected by a second protection.
Lisa Almaguer, Public Information Officer for Butte County Department of Public Health, said laboratory tests confirmed the outbreak at the neighborhood church where about 170 evacuants stopped.
Fifteen to 20 of They have become ill and treated at the shelter from the other evacuants.
“They have separate toilets and are cared for by public health care workers,” said Almaguer, reported Mercury News. “Norovirus is not uncommon, especially this time of year, and it’s especially not uncommon for a protection situation where you have hundreds of people living very close.”
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus is highly contagious and can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Sacramento Bee reported that evacuants staying in the nearby Oroville Church also show symptoms of norovirus, but laboratory tests have not yet confirmed. About 1
60 people remained on shelter.
Property Manager Diane Shoen did not confirm the outbreak, but others evacuated said they had heard that one or more evacuants were being treated.
“They want us to continue washing our hands and not shaking hands and using Purell (sanitizer) before dinner,” said Rich Montgomery, an evacuator, adding that he also saw restrained vomiting.
Don Martin from Paradise said he heard people talking about a disease, he was not shaking him if the disease was uncontrollable, “you should see sick people everywhere.” Cynthia Shaw, a red cross spokeswoman said that norovirus is common in situations like camps and schools where people are in close contact.
The best way to stop the spread of the virus is hand washing, food safety and isolation of those who are ill, “said Shaw to add workers in the camps have taken them necessary measures.
Camp Fire in Butte County could rise above 100. On Tuesday, search staff found six bodies that took the total road to 56 with about 130 people still missing.
“We want to cover as much land as quickly as possible. This is a very difficult task,” says Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea, “reported CBS News.
Camp Fire has burned 138,000 hectares and destroyed 10 321 structures, with only 35 percent.
“The city of Paradise in Butte County has experienced the worst fire of death and loss of structures and businesses at home from any other brand in California history. I stood before some of you and others here on the scene on Sunday night and said it was the second most deadly. It’s the most deadly single fire in California’s history. And it will be worse, unfortunately, said Cal Fire Strategic Planning Chief Thom Porter, ABC 7 News reported.