Everett Schlam, MD, Author at MPR

Everett Schlam, MD

All articles by Everett Schlam, MD

Camp Gastro: Norovirus Outbreak

Camp Gastro: Norovirus Outbreak

It was a bright sunny day, and the overnight camp was in session for 48 hours when a camper came to the infirmary with a complaint of nausea. He did not have fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. He described a “queasy” feeling in his stomach. The camper was told to rest, drink fluids, and return to the infirmary if he developed other symptoms or felt worse. He returned about one hour later looking pale and then vomited multiple times in the infirmary. Within 24 hours, eight more campers — most from the same bunk as the initial camper — arrived at the infirmary with nausea, vomiting, and malaise.