Norovirus Breaks Out at Republican National Convention (Video)

The virus causes vomiting, diarrhea and spreads quickly when people are in confined space

The norovirus has hit a dozen California delegation staffers who are in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

California GOP chairman Jim Brulte told the Washington Post that no delegates or alternates have shown symptoms, so far, and and his team will continue to attend the convention inside Quicken Loans Arena.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the virus causes vomiting, diarrhea and spreads quickly when people are in confined space. It causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed, and anyone can become infected from an infected person, contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Brulte told the paper that California delegates are staying nearly 60 miles away from the convention at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. He believes that one staffer brought norovirus from California to Ohio and it quickly spread to 12 of his 36 staffers.

The infected people started showing symptoms on Thursday and local health officials have taken fecal samples for analysis, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Watch a video explaining the virus above.