Norovirus Outbreak Strikes National Park

January 20, 2020

More than 170 visitors to Yosemite National Park in California may have been infected by a norovirus outbreak, CNN reports.

Most of the illnesses occurred in the first week of January and involved both visitors and employees of the park. Health officials have officially confirmed two cases of the virus, with the other reports remain consistent with the symptoms of the gastrointestinal illness. Fortunately, there has been a decline in new cases recently.

Park officials are investigating the circumstances around the illness and interviewing affected people. The park has enhanced sanitation protocols in its restaurants and hotels to prevent further spread of the disease.