Gastrointestinal illnesses increase in Genesee County - WNEM TV 5

Gastrointestinal illnesses increase in Genesee County

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The Genesee County Health Department issued a warning Tuesday about a dramatic increase of gastrointestinal illnesses around the county.

It causes mild to severe diarrhea and is being seen mostly in school-aged children.

The cause of the increase is not yet known.

The health department said the best way to prevent the spread of the disease is to avoid recalled foods and practice good hand hygiene. It's also recommended that people experiencing diarrhea should stay home from work or school until symptoms improve for at least two days.

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