Hundreds of cases of Norovirus 2 reported at Miami University


IT SPREADS EASILY AND QUICKL THESE SISTERS SHARE THE SAME DORM. BUT, FORTUNATELY FOR ONE, NOT THE SAME ILLNESS. THEY LIVE AT SCOTT HALL WHERE FIVE STUDENTS CAME DOWN WITH NOROVIRUS IN THE SAME DAY. AMANDA STEVENS REMEMBERS FEELING WEAK.>>I WOKE UP AND I WENT TO CLASS AND I CAME BACK AND I JUST STARTED THROWING UP. REPORTER: SISTER ASHLEY REMEMBERS FEELING EMPOWERED.>>SO, I WAS LIKE, EVERY TIME SHE’D TOUCH THE DOOR, I’D GET LIKE CLOROX WIPE AND WIPE IT OFF. AND I HAD TONS OF HAND SANITIZER. I’M LIKE, OK, KEEP ALL YOUR BED STUFF OVER THERE AND STAY ON THAT PART OF THE ROOM. REPORTER: SO GOES THE WINTER OF NOROVIRUS AT MIAMI U. STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES HAS DOCUMENTED AT LEAST 225 CASES ON CAMPUS. THEY’VE PLASTERED ALL THIRTY-EIGHT DORMS AND OTHER BUILDINGS WITH POSTERS OF INFORMATION AND HAND SANITIZERS. AND SINCE NOROVIRUS CAN LIVE ON DOOR HANDLES AND SURFACES FOR UP TO THREE WEEKS, THIS PLACE HAS BEEN DEEP CLEANED. EVERY COUNTER, CORNER AND CREVICE.>>CLEANING ALL THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS MORE FREQUENTLY, PAYING VERY STRINGENT DETAILS TO DINING HALLS. ANYTHING WHERE THERE’S PUBLIC, LOTS OF PEOPLE CONGREGATING. REPORTER: BY NOW, HANNAH COATES COULD PROBABLY TEACH SANITIZING 101 BY NOW. SAYS A HALF-DOZEN FRIENDS HAVE HAD IT. AND EVEN THOUGH STUDENT AWARENESS HAS BEEN JUICED BY EMAILS AND POSTERS, SHE IS MORE CONCERNED THAN EVER.>>I LIKE WILL SEE GIRLS WALK OUT OF THE BATHROOM WITHOUT WASHING THEIR HANDS AFTER USING THE BATHROOM. I DON’T UNDERSTAND. BUT YEAH, I WAS TRYING TO GET A GROUP TOGETHER TO WORK ON A GROUP PROJECT AND 4 DIFFERENT PEOPLE WROTE BACK THAT THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO COME BECAUSE THEY HAD NOROVIRUS. REPORTER: AS WITH COLD AND FLU PREVENTION, FREQUENT WASHING OF HANDS IS THE BEST PROTECTION. THE INFO IS OUT HERE. AS CHRIS HACKMAN SAID, WE’RE COLLEGE STUDENTS. WHO KNOWS WHAT’LL BE FULLY READ OR NOT.>>THEY DID THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS. IT’S KIND OF ON US NOW. REPORTER: WHAT THEY’RE SEEING HERE IS NORO TWO IT IS THE MOST COMMON AND THE BEST OF THE NORO’S IF YOU WANT TO THINK OF IT THAT WAY.

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