Norovirus in the wilderness? How an outbreak spread on the Pacific Crest Trail


EIS officer Arran Hamlet walks into the Government Meadows site to conduct environmental sampling for norovirus.

Having this virus is bad enough at home, where you might spend hours hugging the toilet. Imagine having it out camping. Investigators wanted to find out how backpackers were getting and spreading it.

(Image credit: Mia Catharine Mattioli/CDC)

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