Norovirus cited in illnesses at Notre Dame camps
The Associated Press June 30, 2012 11:22AM
Updated: August 2, 2012 10:41AM
SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame says Indiana State Department of Health lab tests confirm a norovirus cause of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 100 youths taking part in sports camps.
Notre Dame says a norovirus is very contagious and the most common “stomach bug” in the United States. It says the specific reason for the outbreak at Notre Dame remains unknown.
The outbreak sickened male and female middle and high school students attending camps for football, hockey, basketball, lacrosse and tennis Wednesday. Twenty-nine campers received hospital treatment.
Notre Dame says it’s working with the county and state health departments to disseminate information on the outbreak.