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More Than 100 Report Illness After "Tough Mudder" Competition

(WLNS) – More than 100 people have reported coming down with flu-like symptoms after participating in the Tough Mudder competition near Brooklyn last weekend.

Lenawee County health officials say it could be the norovirus, which can also cause vomiting and gastrointestinal problems.

"It's wicked contagious if it's norovirus," says Susie Dice of the Lenawee County Health Department. "It's wicked contagious and easily spread. So you wash a lot. You clean a lot. You take care of laundry immediately."

Officials say they want all 20,000 people who attended the event to complete an online survey. "We're looking for a common source," says Patsy Bourgeois, a registered nurse for the Lenawee County Health Department. "And if we can determine what people who didn't get sick did or didn't do, or did or didn't eat or drink, they we may be able to rule some sources out."

Officials say if it is the norovirus, infected persons can be contagious for up to two weeks after feeling better.

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