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Butte County Public Health Confirms Norovirus in Camp Fire Shelter

Butte County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of a norovirus in an evacuation shelter for Camp Fire victims in Chico.

Posted: Nov 15, 2018 10:56 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2018 11:00 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Butte County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of a norovirus in an evacuation shelter for Camp Fire victims in Chico.

Lisa Almaguer, public health communication manager for Butte County, said that the virus broke out at Neighborhood Church in Chico at Cal Fire's news briefing on the Camp Fire on Wednesday. 

Currently, the shelter is separating those that are ill from those that are healthy. They have separate sleeping and eating quarters, as well as bathrooms. 

"Norovirus is not uncommon especially this time of year and especially when you have hundreds of people living in close quarters," Almaguer said. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

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Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
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