ANNAPOLIS, Md. - About 100 people are reporting symptoms of a virus after attending the Maryland State Swimming Championships at the Naval Academy on Saturday, March 5. Even family of the athletes got sick.
First the swimmers became ill then several volunteer coaches and spectators got sick. The Anne Arundel County Health Department inspected the area, but found no source of contamination.
In other words, the pool water was within acceptable levels. So health officials say it's possible someone came to the meet, and with the close proximity of the athletes, it spread quickly.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene took over the case yesterday. They are putting out information on Norovirus, which causes nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and muscle aches.
Over 800 people were at the weekend event, so health officials want to hear from you. Coaches received access to an online survey that families and participants are asked to fill out.
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