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    Norovirus Forces School District To Close On Friday

    February 8, 2013, 12:46 PM by Stephanie Gregory

    BRIDGEWATER, SD -
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    The Bridgewater-Emery district closed its doors to students because so many of them have been sick.

    On Thursday, 70 students were absent along with three teachers. With the classrooms empty on Friday, staff are going around cleaning every inch of the building using a disinfectant.
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    http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.c...day/?id=143612
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Re: South Dakota - Norovirus cases 2013

    Illness Spreads Through Bridgewater/ Emery School

    February 8, 2013, 5:05 PM by Stephanie Gregory
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    "It came on very quickly. There would be a kid in a classroom and all of a sudden it would just come on in a hurry and there wasn't any warning, even the high school kids couldn't feel it coming on," Bailey said.

    Illness spread through the entire Bridgewater/Emery School District and now the staff is trying to wash all the germs away.

    The South Dakota Department of Health says lately there have been many
    outbreaks of norovirus scattered across the state. Bridgewater is the latest stop and the illness is hitting exceptionally hard.
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    Bailey says they will talk with parents to see how students are doing and possibly have school on Monday.
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    "Unfortunately, you know it's an outbreak here. I guess you could call it an epidemic and we're doing what we can to address it," Bailey said.
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    Full text:
    http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.c...ool/?id=143617
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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