A stomach illness is spreading in Cambridge Bay and the Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions to avoid contracting it.

A stomach illness is circulating in Cambridge Bay.
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Frequent hand washing and cleaning of surfaces, doorknobs and children’s toys with soapy water, drinking plenty of fluids (other than pop and energy drinks) and avoiding unnecessary contact with sick individuals are recommended steps to reduce risk.

Symptoms of the illness include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever and diarrhea.

Those who are afflicted are urged to stay home, rest and consume plenty of fluids.

Anyone who develops severe symptoms, weakness and dehydration should see a medical professional.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...