Officials confirmed an outbreak of Noribirus at a residential shelter evacuated from a fire at the airport, the main city near Paradise, California, on Wednesday evening. Another eruption is revealed in a second shelter.
Lisa Almagor, an information officer for the department of public health in the province of Blota, said laboratory tests confirmed her outburst in a neighborhood church where some 170 evacuees lived.
15 to 20 of them were sick and treated in a shelter away from the other evacuees.
"They have separate facilities and are treated by public health nurses," Almagar said, reported Mercury News. "Norovirus is not uncommon, especially at this time of year, and it is especially not uncommon for asylum situation where you have hundreds of people living very close to quarters."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, neovirus is highly contagious and can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Sacramento Bee reported that evacuees staying at the nearby Church of Orouville also showed symptoms of a neovirus, but laboratory tests have yet to confirm it. Around 160 people stayed in the shelter.
Although the station's director, Diane Shawn, did not confirm the outbreak, other evacuees said they had heard of one or more referrals.
"They want us to keep washing our hands and not shake hands and use the trout before dinner," said Rich. Montgomery, evacuated, adding that he also sees a vomit resident.
Don Martin of Paradise said that although he had heard people talk about illness, he was not afraid to know if the disease was uncontrollable. "You would see sick people everywhere." Cynthia Shaw, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, in situations like camps and schools where people are in close contact.
"The best way to stop the spread of the virus is to wash hands, food safety and isolation of patients," Xu said, adding that workers in the camps had taken the necessary steps.
Meanwhile, fire officials said the number of deaths from camp fire in Bot County could rise to over 100. On Tuesday, search teams found six more bodies taking the total toll to 56 with about 130 people still missing.
"We want to be able to cover as quickly as possible, it's a very difficult task," said sheriff in Utah County, Cory Honne.
The fire camp burned 138,000 hectares and destroyed 10,321 buildings, with only 35 percent contained.
"The town of heaven in Butte County experienced the worst fire for the number of dead and loss of buildings and businesses in homes and everything else in the fire in the history of California. I stood in front of some of you and others on stage on Sunday night and said that it was the second most deadly. The most deadly individual in the history of California. This is going to worsen unfortunately, "said Cal Fire Strategic Planning Chief Tom Porter, reported ABC News 7.