Stevens County norovirus cases decreasing

Staff Writer

The number of norovirus cases in Stevens County has started to decrease but this virus continues to make some ill.
Current updates on this illness includes:
• Fewer patients being seen at area hospitals, however infection control measures are still being instituted to ensure patients and caregivers are protected from potential exposure to the norovirus.
• Some area schools were still seeing students with symptoms consistent with norovirus and are taking precautions to prevent others from becoming ill. Schools began their winter break last week which will help limit exposure to the virus.
• Long-term care facilities continue to have a limited number of positive cases. These facilities have instituted control measures that which have included visitor limitations and canceling group activities.
• Within the Colville area there have been sporadic cases of lab confirmed norovirus.
For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 3 issue of the Deer Park Tribune