190 students, teachers and parents might have Norovirus after Yosemite trip -

190 students, teachers and parents might have Norovirus after Yosemite trip




SANTA MONICA >> Seventh-grade college students from John Adams Center College in Santa Monica might have been uncovered to Norovirus whereas on a area journey to Yosemite, college district officers stated Thursday.

In a discover to oldsters and employees, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified College District reported that 190 college students and several other lecturers and oldsters went on the five-day journey, returning Jan. 27. The scholars didn’t return to campus till Monday.

“We discovered that a number of college students confirmed indicators of sickness whereas nonetheless on the journey and we notified all JAMS dad and mom on Sunday, as we labored to determine and decide the extent of the sickness,” in response to the discover.

District officers stated they’re working with the county Division of Public Well being, which believes the gastrointestinal sickness — which is presumably Norovirus — originated in Yosemite and should have an effect on college students from “dozens of college districts.”

Dad and mom have been urged to maintain their kids out of college and notify well being officers if the scholars present any indicators of an infection. Signs can embody nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.

“The problem with this extremely contagious sickness is little one or grownup should still really feel properly when they’re contagious, making containment tough,” in response to the varsity district discover. “We now have skilled what we consider is similar sickness showing in different JAMS college students who weren’t on the journey and we have now discovered, presumably unfold to some siblings attending different SMMUSD faculties in Santa Monica.”

District officers stated the JAMS campus is being scrubbed with anti- bacterial cleaners, and the identical measures might be taken at “another lecture rooms and amenities the place we study of a case.”

The an infection could be unfold by direct contact with one other contaminated particular person or consuming or consuming contaminated meals or liquids.