County: Norovirus Outbreak in Schools Over

Yolo County health authorities today (June 12) declared the end of a major outbreak of norovirus in local schools but urged continued vigilance against the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

Over a six-week period, a total of 4,266 individuals, including 139 UC Davis students, were reported to have been sickened.

The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency reported that, with the weekly numbers for new or repeated cases declining and the regular school year ending, the outbreak in schools appears to be largely contained. At UC Davis, spring quarter classes ended June 8, and exams continue through this Thursday (June 15).

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