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  • Nevada - Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness spreading across Washoe County School District

    Outbreak stretches to 19th school

    Trevon Milliard, tmilliard@rgj.com 4:16 p.m. PDT October 19, 2015

    An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness keeps spreading across Washoe County School District, reaching the 19th campus on Monday.

    The Washoe County Health District announced Monday that Spanish Springs Elementary School was put on outbreak status for having an unusually large number of infected students and staff.
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    The health district first announced the outbreak on Oct. 1, reporting nearly 400 sick people at 10 Washoe County School District campuses and several local daycares.

    That number has grown to exceed 800 infected people.
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    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/educat...hool/74242598/
    "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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    With about 1,760 infected, officials hope fall school break stops norovirus outbreak

    Trevon Milliard, tmilliard@rgj.com 4:52 p.m. PDT October 23, 2015

    An outbreak of norovirus has reached such heights in local public schools that health officials stopped counting the number of people infected by the highly contagious illness, which causes days of diarrhea and vomiting.

    But the Washoe County Health District estimates – based on schools' absenteeism and reported illnesses – that 1,760 students and staff have been afflicted at 20 schools and a few daycare centers, quadrupling the number of infections since the outbreak started at half as many schools on Oct. 1.

    “We were hopeful it wouldn’t get to this point,” said county Director of Epidemiology Randall Todd, noting the virus' rapid spread to a new school every few days.
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    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/educat...reak/74484234/
    "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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