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Officials: Norovirus Cause Of Recent Illness Outbreak - Brevard NC


August 6, 2018

A contagious norovirus has been reported as the cause of more than 200 people getting sick last week in Brevard.

“Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has received confirmatory laboratory tests from the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health,” said Tara Rybka, a TPH spokesperson in a press release issued Friday evening. “Of those people who were tested by their medical providers, a majority was positive for norovirus. We believe this outbreak was caused by being exposed to a highly-contagious virus in a public place.”

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