By Lauren Barthold | @bylaurenb
Oakland University’s Graham Health Center (GHC) expects Norovirus cases to grow in the upcoming days.
The university says 13 students have reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping since Wednesday. GHC Director and Nurse Practitioner Nancy Jansen explains what they’re doing for students:
The Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services describes Norovirus as, “an illness caused by a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis.” They say the illness is “highly-contagious” and “most commonly spread from person to person by hand-to-hand contact and surfaces contaminated with feces and vomit.”
Jansen also says they have not linked this uptick to food contamination:
A campus-wide email states, “Oakland University has implemented increased infection prevention controls including providing additional cleaning and disinfection to high touch surfaces around campus.”
Sick students are encouraged to self-report at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRDPN77.