Wisconsin camp gets cleaning after Minnesota students get sick with norovirusA YMCA camp in western Wisconsin has been cleaned after more than 50 children from a Minnesota school district were sickened with norovirus.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — A YMCA camp in western Wisconsin has been cleaned after more than 50 children from a Minnesota school district were sickened with norovirus.
A group of children from Akin Road Elementary in Farmington, Minn., became sick after visiting YMCA Camp Pepin near Stockholm from Monday through Wednesday.
A second group of children from North Trail Elementary arrived on Wednesday, but left early on Thursday after two of their children became sick.
Farmington School Superintendent Jay Haugen told KMSP-TV that the total number of children that have become ill is now believed to be 53.
A Minnesota Department of Health spokesman said a child with norovirus apparently brought it to camp, where other children became infected. The camp has gotten a thorough cleaning.
Norovirus is highly contagious and causes nausea and vomiting.