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18 January 2012 09:41
Dozens of students have been quarantined in their hotel rooms in British Columbia due to a suspected outbreak of norovirus
A suspected outbreak of norovirus in British Columbia has left dozens of students in quarantine in their hotel rooms.
Around 60 of the 360 people at the student journalism conference in Victoria are in voluntary isolation at the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites, one delegate reports.
A source said that paramedics attended the hotel early Sunday morning, with several students taken to hospital overnight with what is believed to be norovirus.
With millions of visitors travelling to British Columbia a year it remains as important as ever to get full cover and reliable medical
travel insurance when going abroad.
One student at the conference said that five out of 10 of the paper's staff at the conference have symptoms of norovirus, which include vomiting, diarrhoea, cramping, headaches and muscle aches.
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