University of North Carolina Campus Health is treating a “number of students” for symptoms resembling norovirus.
There were no confirmed cases of norovirus as of about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the university, but lab tests could take up to 24 hours.
The first few days of the Greek system’s sorority rush week were postponed by the university’s Panhellenic Council as a precaution.
Students are asked to wash their hands frequently with soap and warm water and to stay home if they feel sick, according to the university.
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Norovirus is a contagious virus that causes your stomach or intestines to become inflamed and can lead to stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. It can be spread through a person, contaminated food or drink, or contaminated surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.