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Reports of stomach bug increasing in Dane County

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MADISON (WKOW) --- Public Health of Madison and Dane County say there have been sporadic reports around Dane County of cases that could be the Norovirus.

The Norovirus comes on quickly and includes symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, fatigue, headache, and muscle aches.

The most common transmission is by touching a surface contaminated with the virus, or by eating food that has been contaminated by someone who is infected with it.

As we all gather with family and friends for the holiday season, it is especially important that we take precautions to prevent the illness.

Those steps include washing your hands, wash everything in contact with you when you are sick, and clean all surfaces after being sick as the virus can live for long periods of time.

A person with Norovirus remains capable of spreading the virus for 48 hours after recovery.

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