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New strain of virus could causes outbreaks

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013




SLO COUNTY — Within the past month, a new strain of Norovirus has caused at least three outbreaks of illness in San Luis Obispo County, two in restaurants and one in a long-term care facility. All three outbreaks were caused by a new variant of Norovirus, the GII strain. Noroviruses are the primary cause of viral gastroenteritis in the United States, and the leading cause of foodborne illness.

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