Health officials confirm 3 cases of norovirus at Opryland hotel - WSMV News 4

Health officials confirm 3 cases of norovirus at Opryland hotel

Posted: Updated: Feb 02, 2015 03:53 PM
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro health officials have confirmed that three people who had a gastrointestinal illness recently at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center have tested positive for norovirus.

Metro Public Health Department officials have been working closely with Opryland Hotel and the Tennessee Department of Health since being asked by the hotel to investigate the cases last Thursday.

Preliminary lab test results indicate three have tested positive for norovirus. The symptoms and other facts about the outbreak are consistent with norovirus being the cause.

According to a news release, health officials will focus on interviewing those who were ill and not ill in an effort to determine common connections in an effort to determine a cause. Interviews are expected to take several days.

Norovirus is easily spread person to person, which may make it difficult to pinpoint a source, according to officials.

Symptoms of the illness include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

If you would like to be interviewed by the health department, call 615-340-5632 or email NRD.notifiable@nashville.gov.

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