Norovirus runs rampant in San Francisco school

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So much for quality healthcare in California. It’s mostly talk, with very little action. For example, a brutal norovirus outbreak at McKinley Elementary School has caused 53 students and four teachers to fall ill.

Screenshot 2018-01-15 at 06.32.34.png“McKinley started noticing students with a pattern of symptoms that were suspicious for norovirus when school re-opened after winter break,” SFSUD spokesperson Gentle Blythe told the San Francisco Examiner.

According to Blythe, the school, which is located near the toxic and hazardous Castro District at 1025 14th St., is working closely with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to “gain guidance on cleaning, hygiene and other ways to prevent spread and control the outbreak.”

The symptoms associated with the norovirus are vomiting and diarrhea, and while most people recover from it in a matter of days, it can cause severe dehydration, and death.


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