November 1, 2007: Wisconsin Schools Closed After 90 Students Are Taken Ill

Three Racine, Wisconsin, schools were closed today after approximately 90 students became ill with headaches and stomachaches, as well as nausea and vomiting...

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The affected schools are Starbuck and Mitchell Middle Schools and Mitchell Elementary School. The Racine Unified School District

expects to re-open the schools tomorrow. In the meantime, school custodians are cleaning the buildings, and the city’s health department is determining how best to investigate the outbreak. Possible culprits include a foodborne illness or a fast-moving viral infection.

“The timing of the illness would definitely indicate that there might be a common source,” said Michele Breheim, a Health Department epidemiologist. Ms. Breheim did not speculate about the possible cause of a food poisoning outbreak.

According to Breheim, this is Racine’s first major illness outbreak in some time. In 2004, a norovirus affected more than 100 people who had attended Christmas parties at a local restaurant.

To learn more about norovirus food poisoning, please see About Noroviruses on this website.

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