Stomach virus hits Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs

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Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, shared April 9. Spokesman Stevin Westcott said he is unsure how long it will be before the virus subsides.

HOT SPRINGS — Hikers may want to avoid sections of the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, N.C., especially the stretch running north to the Tennessee border. A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus that is being passed between hikers. Shelters to avoid include No Business Knob, Big Bald and Hogback Ridge. A section of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Appalachian Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, to the north and south of Hot Springs.

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