Watch Donald Trump Jr. Shut Down an MSNBC Reporter on the Convention Floor
Trump Assassination Attempt Highlights Another Glaring Chapter of Failure for Biden
Teamsters President Delivers Fiery, 'Drain the Swamp' Address at Republican Convention
We Have Another Major Update on Trump Assassination Attempt
I’m Not Interested In Unifying With Leftists Right Now
Trump’s Near Miss — The Day George Washington’s Words Came To Life
An Assassination Attempt Was Inevitable
Trump Rewrites Republican Convention Speech to Focus on Unity, Not Biden
Tone Down the Rhetoric
The Republican Party Platform is Good
Trial Lawyers Are the Only Winners From Arbitration Restrictions
Half an Inch From a Civil Crisis
DEI Is Transitioning to Die
The Riots That Never Happened
KJP Warns Biden Won't Change His Rhetoric, as Biden Won't Even Admit He's...
Tipsheet

Uh Oh: Norovirus Outbreak at RNC

Health officials have confirmed an outbreak of norovirus at the RNC that originated from a staffer from California who arrived in Cleveland ahead of the convention. Norovirus is a highly-contagious illness that causes bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. People who contract the illness are typically better in a few days, but are at risk of dehydration.

Advertisement

Twelve people reported having the illness.

Brulte said he believes one staffer brought the virus to Ohio from California and then passed it to the staffer's spouse. Soon, 12 of the 36 staffers were sick.

The infected individuals first began showing symptoms on Thursday, and Erie County health officials have taken fecal samples for analysis, the Plain Dealer reported.

State party officials alerted the delegation Monday morning to the norovirus outbreak and briefed attendees again Tuesday. They also informed Ohio health officials.

Thankfully, the majority of those sick are staying at a hotel about an hour outside of Cleveland, so the outbreak has largely been contained. RNC attendees are encouraged to make frequent use of hand sanitizer.

Norovirus is the same illness that caused several Chipotle locations to close earlier this year.

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement