Heath officials in Washington D.C. are warning students at Howard University about a possible outbreak of the Norovirus.

Officials have notified students and faculty at Howard about a possible outbreak after “a number of cases of gastrointestinal illnesses” were reported to health workers on campus. Officials have told students to be sure to wash their hands and disinfect surfaces in order to prevent transmission of the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the Norovirus is a group of related viruses that can affect the stomach and intestines and can cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach cramping.

A similar outbreak of about 85 students occurred at the George Washington University earlier this month.

Are you a student or faculty member at Howard? Have you been warned about the Norovirus? 

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