Wis. camp gets cleaning after kids get sick

STOCKHOLM, Wis. (AP) — A YMCA camp in western Wisconsin has been cleaned after more than 50 children from a Minnesota school district were sickened with norovirus.

A group of children from Akin Road Elementary in Farmington, Minn., became sick after visiting the YMCA Camp Pepin near Stockholm Monday through Wednesday.

A second group of children from North Trail Elementary arrived on Wednesday, but left early on Thursday after two of their children became sick.

Farmington School Superintendent Jay Haugen tells KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/17GwODB ) the total number of children that have become ill is now believed to be 53.

A Minnesota Health Department spokesman says a child with norovirus apparently brought it to camp, where other children became infected. The camp has gotten a thorough cleaning.

Norovirus is highly contagious and causes nausea and vomiting.

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