Norovirus sickens more Sioux City children

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nearly a dozen more children at a Sioux City elementary school have called in sick due to symptoms from norovirus.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10Q7GWB ) officials at Bryant Elementary School say 11 children said they would be out Wednesday.

The Siouxland District Health Department announced Tuesday that lab results confirmed an outbreak of norovirus was to blame for an illness that's sickened dozens of students over several days.

Norovirus is a common food-borne pathogen with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.

The last day of school is Thursday.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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