Friday, December 21, 2007

East Lyme Schools Closed on Stomach Flu Outbreak

Feather News

All East Lyme public schools will be closed on Friday after an outbreak of the stomach flu virus hit a large number of middle school students, school officials said. On Wednesday, 189 students were absent and 133 on Thursday.

Superintendent Paul Smotas said in a statement that the middle school "experienced an unusually high number of absences and of students needing to be sent home from the nurse's office."Most of those students were experiencing symptoms connected with the Norovirus, which causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for up to two days.