USA – Suspected norovirus outbreak involving 115 students, staff shuts down Livonia school

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At least 115 students and staff at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School in Livonia have been sickened by a suspected norovirus outbreak that has shut down the school.

“The first couple of kids were sick Monday. And then on Tuesday, we had in one class … about 10 or 12 kids who started throwing up over the course of four hours,” Kathy Nold, a co-principal at the K-8 school, told the Free Press on Friday.

The students’ parents were notified and picked up the sick children immediately, she said, and school leaders began discussing next steps.

“We closed school the following day and spoke to the Wayne County Health Department,” Nold said. The school will remain closed until Tuesday.

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