UK – British school kids hit by ‘mass food poisoning outbreak’ are on their way home from the US after ‘dropping like flies’ with a mystery illness – Norovius?

The Sun

A GROUP of British school kids who fell ill during a trip to New York are now on their way home, according to reports.

City health officials say the group of 48 secondary school teens and three teachers from Crookhorn College in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth, were hospitalised shortly after arriving in Washington DC on Sunday.

The group were nauseous and vomiting when they checked into their hotel in the capital following a short stay in New York.

It was initially believed they had contracted chronic food poisoning when firefighters and dozens of medics were dispatched to the Harrington Hotel in DC.

However, it has since been suggested that norovirus could be behind the mass illness, NBC New York said.

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