CT: Campus closes after 100 students fall ill at state university

CT: Campus closes after 100 students fall ill at state university
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[Ed. – That’s a lot of students since Thursday.  I don’t recall the norovirus propagating that fast.  They don’t say if all the students had reason to be in close contact with each other last week, or something that would help explain it.]

A Connecticut university has shut down for the day after about 100 students fell sick in a “viral-like” outbreak since Thursday, and state health officials believe norovirus is behind the dozens of illnesses.

“DPH’s Epidemiology and Food Protection Programs, along with the State Laboratory, are coordinating with officials at WCSU, the Danbury Health Department and Danbury Hospital to investigate an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at WCSU that has now been confirmed through laboratory tests to be Norovirus,” the Department of Public Health said in a statement Monday.

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