Trash pick-up in Woburn will be delayed one day this week.
From the Woburn Board of Health: In light of a forecast calling for accumulating snow during the morning rush hour, the City's trash collection contractor Waste Management has cancelled all curbside trash and recycling pickups for Tuesday, March 19. The schedule will resume on a one-day delay schedule Wednesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 23. If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Health at 781-897-5920.
A new norovirus strain was detected last year in Australia and has reached the United States.
Although the flu is on everyone’s minds this season, the winter vomiting bug, or the norovirus, is making its rounds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the norovirus causes about 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths each year, mostly in young children and the elderly. Some of the virus' common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains. The CDC points out that the norovirus is often referred to as the stomach flu, but it is unrelated to influenza. Woburn Board of Health Nurse Karen DaCampo, RN, said the city health department does not track the number cases of the norovirus, but that there were cases of the stomach bug in Woburn schools in December and this month. "We have had cases…