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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – All 46 schools in a Grand Junction-area school district will be shut down on Thursday and Friday as an unknown virus continues to spread among students and district employees.
The Mesa County Valley School District 51 will re-open after next week's Thanksgiving break.
"We are taking this highly unusual action because this virus is extremely contagious and spreading quickly across our schools," district nursing coordinator Tanya Marvin said in a news release. "In addition, it appears that there is now a second, related virus that is affecting students, some of whom have already been ill in recent weeks. The combination of the two has created an unprecedented spread of illness."
Mysterious virus shuts down every school in Colorado district
originally posted by: frugal
Wednesday night my child threw up at college four times at a University near Greenville and Clemson SC. He went to urgent care Thursday morning. He had two IVbags, antibiotics, and anti nausea pills issued to him. A girl was also in there with the same symptoms. We feel he got it from the campus food court spoons and tongs people use at the buffet.
Officials with Union College said the student quarantined at Barbourville ARH Tuesday is doing much better Wednesday.
The student is already asking for Wendy's fast food and watching Netflix. But doctors still do not have a diagnosis for the possible infectious disease that brought officials from the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate.
Updat e: College officials say Union College student does not have infectious disease
One Thursday, 19 students and one teacher went home sick, school officials said. On Friday, the student body was down by more than 75 percent. Of the school's 2,300 students, only 549 were in attendance Friday.
The students who are in school are taking to social media with some sharing graphic videos of vomit spattered restrooms. Many are sharing photos and videos of themselves and classmates wearing masks using hand sanitizer and sanitzier wipes.
A Creekside parent tells First Coast News that one child has been hospitalized.
"It is 3:00 a.m. My son has been throwing up since 4:00 yesterday afternoon. Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, horrible headache ... we took him to Baptist South ... He is severely dehydrated even after 3 bags of fluid," a text message from a parent states. "... This virus is horrible. I am livid that Creekside feels they can disinfect the entire school and continue as normal by Friday morning ... "
Stomach virus keeps more than 75 percent of students home Friday from St. Johns County high school, sports, other activities canceled
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A day after more than a dozen students and a teacher went home sick from Creekside High School with a suspected stomach virus, most of the student body did not show up for school, according to the St. Johns County School District.
As of noon, only 549 of the 2,300 students at the school had shown up for classes, meaning only 23.9% were in attendance on Friday.
In an email sent out to parents, school officials said they had gotten in contact with the St. Johns County Health Department and that the symptoms are similar to Norovirus. However, that has not been confirmed by the Health Department.
Over 75% of Creekside High students miss school after virus outbreak
The rapid spread of a stomach virus through the Greater Albany School District has forced the closure of all schools in the district for the rest of the week. The closure comes days after a Colorado school district of about 22,000 students was forced to close after a similar viral outbreak tore through its 46 schools.
CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV reported the school district in Linn County, Oregon, was trying to contain the spread of the virus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea.
"When we have 20 kids actively vomiting in a school that already has 17% gone we know that we've got a problem. We have to stop the exposure," said Tanya Marvin, the head of nursing for the school district.
Stomach virus shutters entire Oregon school district
A primary school has been forced to close after at least one hundred and ten children have been hit with a 'flu-like virus'.
Around one-third of pupils who attend Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy in Leicester are suffering with sickness and vomiting after an outbreak of illness at the school.
A spokeswoman for the trust which runs the school said the virus would not been named following advice issued by Public Health England.
Primary school closed after one third of pupils contract "flu like virus"
The spokeswoman also said the virus has not been named in the advice issued by Public Health England.
Another Leicester school, Braunstone Frith Primary, was also closed on Friday due to a 'flu-like virus' while staff cleaned the building.
Around 148 students were reported to be suffering from the illlness.
Vomiting virus outbreak closes primary school after 110 pupils fall ill forcing staff into 'full and deep clean' of the premises
Around 60 schools across the North East are reporting absences of staff and pupils following an outbreak of a flu-like virus.
Experts from the Government run Public Health England North East (PHE NE) health protection team have confirmed they have been working with dozens of schools and local authorities in the region.
Meanwhile, a third of children at the 450-pupil Holystone Primary School, in North Tyneside , were off sick on Tuesday.
And on Tuesday, Jarrow School and Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School were shut to allow a deep clean to take place.
Health officials called to 60 North East schools to deal with virus outbreak
Four schools in Bradford have closed as well as two in Leeds with some undergoing a "deep clean".
In Leeds, Parklands Primary has shut as well as Leeds East Academy.
The academy posted on its website that an "increasing number of staff and students had been affected by symptoms similar to those of the norovirus" and that it would open as normal on Monday.
The cases come after pupils in about 60 schools across north-east England were sent home due to symptoms of flu and norovirus.
Schools in Bradford and Leeds closed due to winter viruses
About 120 pupils at Durham Blue Coat CE Aided Junior School, in Newton Hall, are thought to be experiencing flu like symptoms, which has forced the school to close.
Three children and one adult have been admitted to hospital due to the severity of their symptoms, according to a letter sent to parents.
Headteacher Mrs Grieve said: “Cleaning staff carried out a thorough clean of the school on Friday evening to help prevent the spread of germs.
Four admitted to hospital after sickness outbreak at Durham school
originally posted by: CrazeeWorld777
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
Can you imagine if some nutters released a virus onto the populace?
Some crazed Doctor or some crazed Terrorist?
The deadly animal virus epidemic spreading globally may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, according to an Israeli biological warfare expert.
Radio Free Asia this week rebroadcast a local Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory known the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Radio Free Asia reported.
The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses.
The Eastern Howard School Corporation in Indiana, where Ms. Romero’s children go, closed on Tuesday after 27 percent of the elementary-school children had been out sick the prior Friday. One school nurse fell ill over the weekend and another had a child who came down with the virus, and the district couldn’t find substitute nurses.
St. Charles East High School near Chicago was closed for two days earlier this month after 800 out of its 2,500 students called in sick and county health department tests confirmed norovirus was to blame. And Globe Park Elementary School in Woonsocket, R.I., closed for two days last week due to an outbreak of a noro-like virus, according to its principal, after more than 100 of its 513 students were sick the previous Friday.
Highly contagious stomach flu rips through US schools
Although there is no official count of school closings for flu-related concerns, The 74 has tallied at least 11 districts and nine scattered individual schools across 12 states that have closed for a full day or longer because of excessive absences and concerns about the virus. Thirty children have died, and the governor of Alabama has declared a state of emergency due to the flu.
The Russellville School District in Arkansas closed all 10 of its schools Friday after seeing 17 to 20 percent of students absent each day since returning from the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a “dramatic uptick” from the usual absentee rate of 5 to 7 percent, Ashley Snellenberger, the district’s communication coordinator, told The 74. In addition to preventing the spread of germs, the closure will also allow the custodial staff to thoroughly clean the building and give sick students time to recover over the extended weekend.
Experts are calling this flu season “moderately severe,” roughly comparable to the 2014–15 outbreak, but more severe than last year. The vaccine is less effective than usual because the flu is largely being caused by a virus called H3N2, which is harder to prevent with vaccines and causes a more severe illness. Despite the decreased effectiveness, doctors still recommend that people get vaccinated, even this late in the season, as the shot can still prevent the illness or decrease its severity.
When Class Is Cancelled Due to the Flu: Schools Across at Least 12 States Are Keeping Kids Home Due to Epidemic
#FluFactFriday: Did you know? Over the past 15 flu seasons, this is the 1st time all states in the entire continental U.S. have reported widespread #flu activity during the same week.
— CDC Flu (@CDCFlu) January 19, 2018
School closings in Florida and Oklahoma and the deaths of a 12-year-old Florida boy and 37-year-old Indiana woman, both reportedly from influenza, are the latest signs of a growing epidemic across the United States, experts say.
Palm Beach County health officials have not confirmed the cause of death, however, according to ABC Palm Beach affiliate WPBF-TV.
One school district in Florida's panhandle, Gulf District Schools, closed all its schools today because of the "significant impact from influenza-like cases in our school system."
So far 37 flu-related deaths in children have been confirmed across the U.S. since Oct. 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New York, Puerto Rico and 39 other states are experiencing high activity of influenza-like illness, according to the CDC's most recent activity report.
New school closings, deaths reported as flu epidemic intensifies
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Nearly two dozen people fell ill at a high school football game Friday night in southeast Houston.
All 22 Austin High School students who were taken to hospitals Friday had returned home and were recovering Saturday. No students were hospitalized overnight.
Officials said it happened just after halftime, shortly before 9pm. Part of the stadium had to be evacuated while a decontamination zone was set up for sick students.
Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, coughing and a scratchy throat.
One firefighter was also treated, but was OK and we're told he drove some of the patients to the hospital.
On Saturday, the HazMat team again reported no readings on any monitors for any substance at the scene. Tests for chemicals in the air and on the students' band instruments also came back negative.
Nearly 2 dozen fall ill at HS football game at Barnett Stadium
BELLAIRE, Ohio -- A principal and 13 students were treated at local hospitals after a becoming ill at a Belmont County high school.
Initially, officials thought the students became ill from a natural gas leak, but Columbia Gas workers said there were no signs of a leak. And as of 5 p.m., it was still unknown what made people at St. John Central High School sick.
Belmont County emergency dispatchers said they initially received reports that several people at the school were suffering from headaches, eye irritation, vomiting and nausea.
"Emergency responders immediately conducted tests and determined there were no elevated levels of natural gas or carbon monoxide in the structure Thursday," stated a news release from Pat DeFrancis, director of communications for the Diocese of Steubenville.
13 students taken to hospitals after becoming sick at St. John Central; cause unknown