Villanova University has become the latest campus to experience an outbreak of the norovirus.

From WPVI-TV, an ABC affiliate on Channel 6, comes this report:

Villanova University is experiencing an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness. School officials said it is most likely norovirus, the so-called “cruise ship virus.”

Students began getting sick January 23rd.  Most of the 100 or so students recovered on their own.

However, several went to local emergency departments because they were dehydrated. They received intravenous fluids, and they were released.

The university’s medical staff has consulted with the Pennsylvania Health Department, as well as Radnor, Delaware County officials, and the Montgomery County health department.

The complete WPVI report can be found here.