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Concerns grow as norovirus outbreak spreads rapidly within Vineland School District

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kids in Lamont had been at dwelling Friday, however they weren’t exterior enjoying. Many are inside dwelling sick after a discover from Vineland School District alerted households of an outbreak of norovirus. Ana Chacon has two kids within the district.

“They were saying if you have children that are sick with diarrhea and vomiting just leave them at home,” Chacon stated.

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According to the district, for the previous two days, it has seen the next quantity of scholars out in poor health, and after talking with Kern County Public Health, it was decided the absences had been on account of norovirus or the abdomen flu.

Norovirus is very contagious particularly in locations like faculties, which is why Vineland School District is alerting all earlier than issues worsen. One of the affected youngsters is Chacon’s daughter, who got here dwelling with abdomen ache and vomiting.

“After school she came off of the bus, and she said that she had some stomach pain and that she was feeling sick and then after three hours, she started vomiting,” Chacon stated.

Her daughter says three of her associates had been sick additionally and he or she misses being in school.

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“I miss my friends and my teacher,” stated Chacon’s daughter.

Superintendent of Vineland School District, Cindy Castro supplied a press release: “We have taken proactive measures to prevent further spread […] We understand that this news may cause concern, but please be assured that the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are our top priorities.”

Chacon plans to maintain her youngsters dwelling fearing the unfold may worsen.

“All of our family and neighbors are probably going to get sick, because they play together at school and after school,” Chacon stated.

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