Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Can't Escape Norovirus

In an update to its investigation of the gastroenteritis outbreak linked to Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, the New York Department of Health reported today that the tally of victims has reached 435.

The outbreak, which is now confirmed to have been caused by Norovirus, began earlier this month, and peaked on the weekend of March 15th. The state is maintaining a full time presence at the facility to ensure that all cleaning and disinfection measures are being carried out properly and that the resort is in full compliance with state health regulations.

If you were a visitor to the resort complex and wish to report an illness, please contact the New York State Department of Health Call Center at 1-800-278-2965.


  1. Should I still be concerned about the norovirus when I go to Six Flags Great Escape later this month.

  2. Hi Walter

    Thanks for visiting. The clean-up should be completed and the norovirus should be history, for now. But, as when visiting any public place, it's wise to be aware of the cleanliness of your surroundings, and to pay careful attention to the personal hygiene and handwashing practices of you and your family - especially any young children.

    Hope you enjoy Six Flags.


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