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Dozens of students, staff members sickened by stomach illness in Yolo County

October 19, 2019


REPORTER: NOROVIRUS IS SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THE FLU.>>DEFINITELY MADE US WORRIED. REPORTER: SHE RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM HER KIDS COST SCHOOL THAT NO ONE HAS BEEN INFECTED BUT IT HAS SPREAD SICKENING DOZENS. 40 STUDENTS AND SEVEN STAFFERS WERE ILL. MANY WONDER IF THEY WILL BE NEXT.>>ARE WE ALREADY EXPOSED? THE NUMBER OF KIDS — IT MAKES US WORRY. REPORTER: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS STUDENT STARTED STOWING — STARTED SHOWING SYMPTOMS A WEEK AGO.>>IT HASN’T BEEN ISOLATED TO ANY PARTICULAR AREA, SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE HIS WORK ON IDENTIFYING WHERE WE HAVE SOMETHING. REPORTER: IN ALBERTA THREE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED FOR DISINFECTING.>>YOU SHOULD WASH HER HANDS AT LEAST FIVE TIMES A DAY. REPORTER: PARENTS SAY THEY’RE BEING TOUGHER ON THE KIDS TO KEEP THEIR HANDS CLEAN.>>ABSOLUTELY. WE ALREADY KIND OF DO THAT IN MY HOUSE. SOON AS THE BOYS COME HOME, THEY WANT TO HEAD RIGHT FOR THE FRIDGE AND GRAB A SNACK AND I’M LIKE, HEY, WASH THOSE HANDS. REPORTER: DANA GRIFFIN, KCRA 3

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