October 06, 2008 02:08 PM ET |
Source of Article: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2008/10/06/southern-california-hit-by-norovirus.html
Fresh on the heels of a GeorgetownUniversity outbreak, at least
130 University of Southern California students were infected over
the weekend with what health officials believe is the norovirus,
the Daily Trojan
reports. School officials notified students of the outbreak via their
emergency text message system Saturday morning and also warned sick students
not to attend the
The school briefly closed a cafeteria, but health officials quickly determined it was not a foodborne sickness. Instead, many students likely picked up the bug from hallmates or acquaintances. "Once someone on the floor got it, everyone got it," said a sickened freshman.
Meanwhile, USC ordered 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and 2,000 containers of sanitizing wipes to distribute today and throughout the week to prevent any more outbreaks.
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