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    "Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and may include headaches, stomach cramps, and fever." WA DoH

    Many report illness after Everett cheerleading event - Seattle News ...

    18 hours ago – Many report illness after Everett cheerleading event ... Several people have been hospitalized but their conditions were unknown, KOMO-TV ...

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...WS01/702099951
    Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012
    36 in county now report falling ill after cheerleading event
    By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer
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    EVERETT -- The number of cheerleaders and other people who became ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a statewide competition at Comcast Arena last weekend continues to grow, with 36 people in Snohomish County reporting they were sickened.
    [snip]
    The online survey was sent out on Wednesday, so it's too early to know how many of the estimated 3,000 people who attended or participated were affected, he said....


    17 Juanita High School cheerleaders, one coach sick during illness outbreak


    Kirkland Reporter - ‎13 hours ago‎
    By CARRIE WOOD Seventeen Juanita High School cheer team members and one coach are out sick this week, after a reported possible intestinal illness outbreak among attendees of a cheerleading competition in Everett over the weekend.
    Seven Lynden cheerleaders among those sick after Everett competition

    Bellingham Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
    LYNDEN - Seven Lynden High School cheerleaders and their coach fell ill earlier this week after participating in a competition Saturday, Feb. 4, in Everett. While symptoms of the unidentified intestinal illness included nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and ...

    Skyline cheerleaders sickened after Everett competiton

    Issaquah Press - ‎Feb 7, 2012‎
    State health officials say they are investigating a possible intestinal illness among attendees at a cheerleading competition held at Everett's Comcast Arena on Feb. 4. Symptoms began to appear Feb. 5 and 6. They include vomiting and diarrhea, ...
    Marysville cheerleaders fall ill after competition in Everett

    Marysville Globe - ‎11 hours ago‎
    MARYSVILLE — Five Marysville-Pilchuck High School cheerleaders were among those who reportedly fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a cheerleading competition in Everett on Saturday, Feb. 4. Jodi Runyon of the Marysville School District ...

    Kelso cheerleaders among those affected by illness at Everett event

    Longview Daily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
    Two Kelso High School cheerleaders were among the many cheerleaders who fell ill after attending a state cheerleading competition Saturday in Everett. According the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, which hosted the event, ...

    Kitsap residents among those sick following cheerleading tournament

    Kitsap Sun - ‎5 hours ago‎
    State health officials said Tuesday that they are investigating reports of intestinal illness affecting at least 19 squads who competed in Everett. Squads from Olympic High School, Central Kitsap High School and South Kitsap High School attended.
    Note comment to Kitsap Sun article:
    February 8, 2012
    10 p.m.
    golfpud writes:

    wasn't just cheerleaders...i've had it since early AM monday just able to leave the house today, my wife was sicker last night than she's been in the 48 years i've known her and four friends were sick with it starting late sunday night..all lasted 36-60 hours or so.... i think deeper searches need to be conducted...as in contents of mass produced goods. in my opinion, it's too coincidental for 'food poisoning' amongst those in my circle (all S Kitsap residents) and these other folks to have 'unexplained illnesses' with symptoms alike and occuring in the same time frame.

    Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/f...#ixzz1lsOIghUU
    Here is the WA DoH press release:

    For immediate release: February 7, 2012 (12-014)
    Contacts:
    Donn Moyer, Communications Office 360-236-4076
    Tim Church, Communications Office 360-236-4077
    Conor Laffey, WIAA 425-282-5240
    Illnesses reported among attendees, participants of state cheerleading tourney
    OLYMPIA -State and local health officials are investigating a possible intestinal illness outbreak among attendees of a cheerleading competition in Everett last weekend. Thousands of people attended the event at Everett’s Comcast Arena on February 4; onset of symptoms reportedly began on February 5 and 6. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
    The Washington State Department of Health is working closely with the Snohomish Health District on the investigation. The cause and source of the illnesses, as well as the total number of people sickened, are unknown. Teams and supporters from around the state participated.
    The investigation is in the early stages and includes sending a questionnaire to participants as well as collecting samples for testing at the state Public Health Laboratories. People who attended the event and have severe symptoms are advised to contact a health care provider.
    According the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), which hosted the event, more than 3,000 people attended, and more than 1,000 competed in the State Cheerleading and Salute to Spirit in cheer and dance/drill.
    “Our immediate concerns are for those who have been affected by this illness and our thoughts are with them,” said WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese. “The WIAA appreciates the cooperation of Comcast Arena and of state and local health partners for addressing the entire scope of this situation.”
    Intestinal illnesses can be caused by several viruses and bacteria that may come from a wide variety of sources. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and may include headaches, stomach cramps, and fever. As with many illnesses, good personal hygiene such as frequent hand washing is an important tool to prevent the spread of disease.
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    1,000 Cheerleaders Exposed To Intestinal Illness Outbreak At Tournament

    http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2012/02/...at-tournament/

    1,000 Cheerleaders Exposed To Intestinal Illness Outbreak At Tournament No dx yet
    February 8, 2012 5:41 AM

    More from the source.

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      Re: 1,000 Cheerleaders Exposed To Intestinal Illness Outbreak At Tournament

      Confirmed as Norvirus.

      http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/noro...ney-hea/nHZh8/
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      quietest.
      simplest.
      most
      powerful.
      revolution
      ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

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      • #4
        Washington State - Norovirus cases 2012

        For immediate release: February 9, 2012 (12-017)
        Contacts:
        <TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Donn Moyer, Communications Office </TD><TD>360-236-4076</TD></TR><TR><TD>Tim Church, Communications Office</TD><TD>360-236-4077</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

        Norovirus identified as bug that sickened attendees at cheer/dance event

        OLYMPIA - Testing at the state Public Health Laboratories confirms that norovirus caused hundreds of illnesses during and after the February 4 state high school cheerleading tournament. Norovirus is typically transmitted person-to-person.

        The number of people reporting they suffered vomiting and diarrhea during the event or in the days after is now 229. At least 33 have reported seeking medical care though there have been no overnight hospital admissions. The numbers are expected to grow as state health officials receive answers from surveys that were sent to participants and families.

        The Washington State Department of Health is leading the disease investigation, working with local health partners and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) (www.wiaa.com/News.aspx?ID=211&Mon=2&Yr=2012), sponsor of the event in Everett.

        As part of the investigation, questionnaires were sent to participants and their families and stool samples were collected for testing; results today confirmed norovirus. People who attended the event and have severe symptoms are advised to contact a health care provider. About 3,000 people attended the event and more than 1,000 competed.

        Intestinal illnesses can be caused by several viruses and bacteria that may come from a wide variety of sources. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and may include headaches, stomach cramps, and fever. As with many illnesses, good personal hygiene including frequent hand washing is an important tool to prevent the spread of disease.

        The Department of Health website (www.doh.wa.gov) is your source for a healthy dose of information. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

        http://www.doh.wa.gov/Publicat/2012_news/12-017.htm
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        • #5
          Re: Washington State - Norovirus cases 2012

          Norovirus causes illness among RadCon attendees

          By Tri-City Herald staff
          Published: 02/27/12 9:00 am | Updated: 02/27/12 9:00 am

          Local health officials have confirmed that some attendees at a popular science fiction convention last weekend caught norovirus.

          Samples from ill attendees tested positive for norovirus, Benton-Franklin Health District officials said Friday.

          Norovirus is a group of highly contagious viruses that infect the stomach and intestines.

          Some of RadCon's more than 2,000 attendees complained of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and came down with the symptoms and recovered rapidly.

          Attendees at other public events, schools and sports teams also have reported similar symptoms, according to the health district.

          Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/0...#storylink=cpy
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