confirmation North Bay
students contracted E. coli
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Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS
Posted 2 days ago
Laboratory results still haven't returned to confirm
whether four children from a kindergarten class at Sunset Park
contracted E. coli.
The students, all enrolled in the senior kindergarten class in the Frenchimmersion program, have been tested for the
bacterial infection and remain at home.
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit announced Wednesday they
closed the class after children started to experience E. coli-like symptoms.
No new illnesses have been reported. "We want to remind everyone that
general diarrhea or seasonal illness, usually
viral, is also circulating in our community," Dr. Catherine Whiting said
in a release issued Friday.
"This illness can occur year-round, but it is more common in the fall
and winter," she said.
The health unit and Near North District School Board are working together
on the situation at Sunset
Additional cleaning staff have been assigned to
the school and all affected classrooms and common areas have been cleaned.