Washoe District Health Dept. says gastrointestinal illness still an issue

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Updated: 11/19/2012 5:46 pm
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe District Health Department Epidemiologist Susanne Paulson says viruses causing vomiting and diarrhea are are still prevalent in schools and work places.

Gastrointestinal problems have plagued over 1,000 school children in the past three months, Paulson says. In order to keep the virus from spreading, make sure you wash your hands before eating, stay home if you're sick, rigorously clean any vomit or diarrhea and stay away from people for 72 hours after contracting the virus.

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rddc1947 - 11/20/2012 12:08 PM
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How about spraying the little kid's toy's in kindergarden thru 2nd grade room's with disinfectant spray to kill germ's. Have the teacher hand out hand wipes also.Washing your hands when covering your mouth's. Little things like this will help considerably.

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