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2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at Camp Good News, Livermore Falls, Maine

Laboratory tests found that norovirus was the cause of illness in about 25 children and staff at Camp Good News located in Livermore Falls, Maine. Illnesses occurred on July 10, 2012. The camp was closed on July 11. After a thorough cleaning, the camp reopened on July 21. Public health investigators did not know if the virus was introduced by an ill person or from a contaminated food surface, food, or sitting water.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Camp
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 25
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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