At Least 124 Sickened
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — At least 124 students have been sickened in a suspected norovirus outbreak at a New Jersey college.
A spokesman at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Park campus said students began falling ill Thursday. He said an undetermined number of faculty and staff members also have been sickened.
Crews are cleaning dormitory bathrooms and dining halls. The recreation center and pool were shut down for 24 hours for cleaning. Hand sanitizer is being distributed at the library, computer labs and the dining hall. Also, students are being urged to wash their sheets in hot water.
The 24-hour virus is spread person-to-person and causes flu-like systems including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Florham Park health officials say test results later this week should confirm the cause of the outbreak. There are about 3,700 students on campus.