VICTORVILLE, Ca. – After several children became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus, the Adelanto Elementary School District decided to close the Gus Franklin Jr. Elementary School on Friday.
ABC Los Angeles News reported that the students reported having fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea. Although no cases have been confirmed to be norovirus, the school us using the day to sanitize the school as a precaution. The school will be reopened on Monday.
Norovirus is highly contagious and can cause symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. Norovirus is known to spread by direct contact with an infected person, consuming contaminated food or water , touching a contaminated surface and putting your hands in your mouth.
Norovirus is often referred to as the stomach flu, or food poisoning. Washing your hands often can help prevent the spread of norovirus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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