Virus Slams Hotel Guests

January 19, 2007

The Hilton near Dulles International Airport has been closed for a top to bottom scrubbing after more than 100 guest got norovirus or the "stomach flu."

A total of 120 people, including 105 guests and 15 employees,
are ill. Jim Cree, the hotel's director of sales and marketing, said hotel officials heard reports of guests being sick Wednesday.

They contacted Fairfax County Health authorities who confirmed that it was norovirus. The outbreak is the latest in a series of cases in northern Virginia this winter.

The hotel is set to reopen on Tuesday.

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