Health Briefs

2013-04-22T00:00:00Z 2014-07-30T17:16:48Z Health BriefsStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Health Dept. reports recent norovirus cases

March through May is high season for norovirus in Pima County, and the local health department has had recent reports of cases in long-term-care facilities. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

Norovirus can be easily spread to other people.

The illness is often misidentified as "stomach flu" and typically lasts 24 to 48 hours and in rare cases can be life-threatening.

Michael Acoba, an epidemiologist with the Pima County Health Department, said he's had some reports of gastroenteritis symptoms in schools, but so far none has tested positive for norovirus.

Knee resurfacing topic of free session

Oro Valley Hospital will host a free information session about robotic partial knee resurfacing at 6 p.m. on April 30 at the Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.

The treatment is for people suffering with knee pain as a result of early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.

To register, go online to OroValleyHospital.com and click on "Robotic Knee Resurfacing" or call 1-866-694-9355).

Contact medical reporter Stephanie Innes at sinnes@azstarnet.com or 573-4134.

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