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Current Health Alerts

Norovirus outbreak in Yolo County

There is currently an outbreak of Norovirus in Yolo County. For more information, see the Yolo County Health & Human Services Norovirus website and press releases.

Yolo County Public Health Officer Ron Chapman, MD, MPH advises the following actions be taken to prevent further spread of the infection:

• Stay home if there is any sign of illness such as stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
• Stay home for an additional 48 hours after symptoms are gone. Even though you feel better, you still carry the virus and can infect other people.
• Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water.
• Clean contaminated surfaces regularly with appropriate disinfectant, such as bleach.
• Do not prepare food and drink for others if you are sick.
• Questions related to symptoms and treatment should be directed to your primary care provider or clinic.
• If your child is sick, notify the school and tell them your child’s symptoms.

Following are links to state and county public health departments.  Use this information during a disease outbreak, to keep track of federal, state and local guidance concerning measures that should be taken to protect employees, volunteers and other affilliates (such as 4-H members and their families) from disease.

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

County Public Health Departments


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