Norovirus was the cause of more than 120 illnesses in late December 2021 in Slovenia, according to findings of an investigation.
The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), the Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (UVHVVR) and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH) investigated the outbreak in the town of Ilirska Bistrica.
Officials said based on the clinical symptoms of patients, the duration of disease and results of laboratory tests, the cause of the illnesses was norovirus.
Between Dec. 25 and 30, 2021, an outbreak of an infectious disease was detected in Ilirska Bistrica and 123 people became ill with at least one person being hospitalized.
Most people infected suffered from vomiting and watery diarrhea but some also reported a fever, nausea and abdominal pain.
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