Norovirus cases multiply at Longwood University

Posted: 5:12 PM, Feb 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-04 07:50:57-05
Norovirus cases multiply at Longwood University

FARMVILLE, Va. --Longwood University first reported four cases of Norovirus among students, on Monday, but by Tuesday that number had multiplied. At 5:40 p.m. Tuesday the university posted that there are roughly three dozen confirmed student cases of Norovirus. "With a student body of nearly 5,000, we naturally expect illnesses at this time of year and remain vigilant in our prevention and cleanup efforts," officials said.

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In each case, cleaning crews disinfected the reported area with bleach. The university is continuing to monitor the situation and cleaning crews are standing by, they said.

Students, faculty and staff who do not have symptoms of the virus should continue to practice good hygiene, including washing hands often (remember to always wash for 20 seconds), the university said.