Yosemite National Park says 170 people ill in possible norovirus outbreak

Some 170 people who have spent time in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks have suffered from a gastrointestinal ailment "consistent with norovirus" and two have been diagnosed with the illness, park officials said on Thursday.
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About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees.
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