Stomach Bug Affected NBA Players Last Fall
Health officials have revealed that a stomach virus outbreak affected many NBA basketball players last fall. The virus has been identified as the highly infectious norovirus which mostly spreads in cruise ships. The virus is also known to spread through air on basketball courts. But, the more likely reason for the contagion could be socializing by the players.
The investigation was initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers say infected teams passed the virus onto healthy teams. The CDC says infected players should avoid taking the court to eliminate the possibility of spreading the virus.
Norovirus could cause stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus spreads via contaminated water, food and air-borne vomit particles. The investigation results were disclosed by the CDC at a conference held in Atlanta.