A highly contagious illness is spreading through our community.

Mesa County Public Health is working with District 51 to stop the spread of illness and identify the cause.

The main symptom is vomiting, and people are reporting a very short time period between when they first start to feel ill, and when they begin to vomit.

The illness is acting a lot like norovirus, we do not have a lab-confirmed diagnosis of the illness, but we are working with healthcare providers.

If you or your child is sick, and you have questions about the symptoms or illness, you should contact a health care provider.

Here’s an informational sheet we developed to help families understand the importance of cleaning up after an episode where someone is sick, these types of viruses can live on surfaces for a very long time, so proper cleaning is essential.