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Old 07-04-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Another reason to wait? There's a huge Norovirus making its way through Yellowstone and Grand Teton right now. My family and I made the drive straight south through Yellowstone (Gardiner to Jackson in one day) a couple of weeks ago and my kids were both vomiting within 24 hours. Not a fun time when you're stuck in a hotel room!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Hagerman, Idaho
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I just read a number of reports that were stating it's pretty rampant even NOW from all of the Yellowstone tourist areas right through the Jackson area. I may change my plans and head somewhere a bit less touristy come September when I take my few days to vacations.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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And a reminder: Norovirus cells have a lipid pocket around them that protects them from almost all "sanitizing" products: Ammonia, Lysol, "Clorox" wipes (they're usually not real bleach), even rubbing alcohol. They're hardy little buggers that produce some terrible illness.

What this means for you, as a tourist, is that the hotel can clean and clean and clean with these products and the noro survives---sometimes for weeks. Noro is really only susceptible to REAL bleach, and the surface to be sanitized must remain wet for 20 minutes. If you can find wipes that are really bleach (most are ammonia-based when you look at the fine print), take them with you and wipe down the touchable surfaces in your hotel room.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I'm glad I didn't know this before I went on a long weekend trip to Jackson, WY June 21-23rd. Stayed in Teton Village and went hiking in the Grand Tetons and went downtown Jackson. So far so good, whew...
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, wa
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Almost headed up there this weekend, now I'm wondering how to take a bleach bath, lol.
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