CWI building evacuated after reports of contagious disease

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CWI building evacuated after reports of contagious disease

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 8:51 AM

BOISE -- The College of Western Idaho's Ada County Center is closed due to reports of the highly-contagious norovirus disease.

According to CWI's website, no one is allowed to enter the building until an "all clear" call is issued by the school. The building is expected to be open when classes resume on Tuesday February 18th.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 

"Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults."

CWI is asking anyone who has visited the Ada County Center in the last week to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website to learn more about the symptoms of norovirus.

 

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