Numerous Wingate University Students Could Have Norovirus

WINGATE, N.C. — Wingate University is awaiting test results to see if several students on campus have Norovirus.

Officials say more than 20 students reported having symptoms related to Norovirus.


Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get Norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Some people may also experience fever, headaches and body aches.

Wingate officials say they have cleaned and sanitized all common surfaces in the buildings, including desks, door knobs, wall plates, etc.

They are also switching out the napkin dispensers, cleaning tables with Formula 161 (which kills Norovirus) and going with single use silverware as well as paper plates and paper cups.  They also plan to switch out all the serving utensils every 30 minutes.

Test results are not expected to come back until late Friday or early Monday.