The Washington State towns of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee are the latest places to be experiencing norovirus outbreaks.
The Wenatchee World, the local newspaper, reports that 10 to 22 percent of the students at the Waterville schools and Orchard Middle School have called in sick during the past month.
According to the Wenatchee World:
Most students suffered the usual flu symptoms — sore throat, coughing or congestion — but the second most common complaint was gastrointestinal, said health district spokeswoman Mary Small.
Small said the area’s emergency rooms and clinics have also experienced a risk in walk-ins with stomach problems. Norovirus and Type A flu have been diagnosed.
The World’s story can be found here.