Nurse talks viruses

Seton Hall has been plagued with various cases of vomiting and nausea.

“GII.4 Sydney,” a new strain of the norovirus or the “winter vomiting virus,” is a contagious illness and is currently the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. It can last up to three days.

Although there have been no documented cases of the norovirus on campus, cases of nausea and vomiting were reported, according to nurse practitioner Teresa Conklin of Health Services.

“The illness is typically spread by eating or drinking things that are contaminated with the virus, touching surfaces that are contaminated and then putting hands near your mouth, and having contact with someone who is infected,” Conklin said.

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Author: Staff Writer

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