Yellowstone, Grand Teton national parks norovirus cases wither

The Associated press reports a norovirus outbreak that has caused more than 100 people at Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks to get sick.
If you’re traveling to the Tetons or Yellowstone make sure you wash your hands and use lots of hand sanitizer.
First Published Jul 13 2013 07:26 pm • Last Updated Jul 13 2013 10:49 pm

 Jackson, Wyo. • A norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 100 people at Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks appears to have subsided.

Officials from both parks say the number of confirmed cases of the gastrointestinal bug has returned to near normal levels.

A rash of reports of the illness began in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone in mid-June. Cases were reported at Grand Teton National Park a week later.

The parks and their concessionaires disinfected public areas and quarantine workers who displayed symptoms of the illness.

Chuck Harris is manager at Grand Teton Medical Clinic at Jackson Lake Lodge. He tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that it was one of the more “atypical” spikes in gastrointestinal illness he has seen in his 29 years working in the park.

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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  1. Posted by Amelia

    Yep, we were totally hiding out when this was going on! YUCK! Unfortunately all the tourists means this area is a “cesspool” for the locals. Sad!

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