Washing hands often with soap and water can help protect against norovirus.

The Bayfield and Ashland county health departments are warning residents to be on guard against the norovirus as health officers are seeing quite a few cases in the Chequamegon Bay area.

The norovirus illness, often incorrectly called the “stomach flu,” is not related to influenza, which causes respiratory symptoms. Instead, the norovirus causes the rapid onset of vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping.

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