Royal Hawaiian Hotel apologizes after norovirus outbreak

Royal Hawaiian Hotel apologizes after norovirus outbreak

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officials at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki say they are "deeply sorry" about an outbreak of norovirus that is believed to have affected nearly 100 people.

The Department of Health first reported the outbreak earlier this month.

The bug is extremely contagious and can lead to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. The illness usually lasts one or two days, and there are no medicines to stop it.

The Royal Hawaiian has hired contractors to sanitize the restaurants and hotel rooms, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Department of Health will oversee the cleanup.

In a statement issued early Tuesday morning, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel said: "The [hotel] is deeply sorry that a number of our guests and associates reported illnesses. There are no new cases of the illness being reported. We have been following all protocols to clean all areas of possible contamination multiple times."

We will have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available.

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