USA – More than 100 students home sick due to suspected Norovirus-related illnesses


PHOENIX — More than 100 students at Hopi Elementary School in Arcadia stayed home due to illness this week, and norovirus could be the cause.

Norovirus, which is also called food poisoning, stomach flu, or stomach bug, is the leading cause of foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ABC15 learned an email was sent to parents at Hopi Elementary School, urging children experiencing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, and low-grade fever to stay at home.

The email also noted, “Per the CDC the most common cause of these symptoms is the norovirus.”

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