Rotavirus Concern in Eastern U.P.

The Chippewa County Health Department is trying to warn residents about about a rotavirus breakout in the area.

Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide.

The virus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

The symptoms include vomiting, fever and stomach pain.

There is a rotavirus vaccine, but health professionals say the number-one way to prevent the spread of all flu-like viruses is good hygiene and hand-washing.