Suspected Norovirus Outbreak At Lincoln School

A possible norovirus outbreak is under investigation at a Lincoln school. Officials say more than 140 students were absent from class at West Lincoln Elementary on Friday, which is more than one-fourth of the total student enrollment.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department says the exact illness will not be known until testing is complete, but the symptoms resemble norovirus.

Symptoms of the contagious virus include diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting. Extra custodial staff were at the school cleaning and decontaminating the classrooms. Classes are expected to resume this morning.

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