Villa Joseph Marie High School in Northampton Township is closed due to a high percentage of students and faculty with norovirus.
Illnesses, such as the norovirus, typically spread by person to person contact. Contamination of a shared computer keyboard and mouse can contribute to spreading the illness quickly through schools.
It’s making the rounds and it’s making people miserable. It’s norovirus and its victims span the ages from college campuses to long-term care facilities for the elderly as it spreads rapidly, especially among people living in close quarters.
Dozens of students at Rider University were hospitalized Wednesday night and four were taken to the hospital on Thursday, suffering from a gastrointestinal illness.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say that roughly 1 out of 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness every year. That’s 48 million people.