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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 14, 2020

Norovirus Spread Among Hundreds of 2018 California Fire Evacuees

JAMA. 2020;324(2):129. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11551

During Northern California’s 2018 Camp Fire—the state’s deadliest wildfire—the CDC reported that more than a quarter of people who evacuated to shelters developed likely norovirus infections. As this year’s wildfire season collides with coronavirus disease 2019, the CDC stressed the importance of infection prevention and control practices in shelters during natural disasters.