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23 May 2012 14:04
A norovirus outbreak has hit San Francisco schools
Travellers to the San Francisco Bay Area of the US will want to make sure they have
medical travel insurance in place after health authorities confirmed a norovirus outbreak at two schools.
The San Mateo County Health Department said more than a hundred pupils at two Pacifica schools were suffering from the virus outbreak last week.
The majority of ill pupils attend Ocean Shore Elementary, with a small number of reported norovirus cases among those at Ortega Elementary. According to ABC7, pupils of both schools often socialise together.
Friday marked the second school cleaning day since the outbreak reared its head less than two weeks ago, with both parents and teachers helping to clean surfaces and rid the school buildings of the contagious virus.
Health officials are urging parents against sending their children to school if they are displaying symptoms of vomiting, watery diarrhoea, fevers, headaches, cramping or abdominal pain.
Pupils suffering such ailments should stay symptom-free for 48-72 hours before they go back to school, officials said.
24 May 2017
Lonely Planet has revealed its top European destinations to visit in 2017, with Zagreb in Croatia taking the top spot.
23 May 2017
Britons made a total of 4.6 million trips abroad during March, official data reveals, marking a 5% jump on the same month last year.
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
19 May 2017
Many Britons are increasing their risk of developing diseases like cancer by drinking too much alcohol, experts have suggested.
18 May 2017
People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
17 May 2017
Holidaymakers who would like to sample the high life can now do so at one of the major airports of the United States.
16 May 2017
A star of the soap world has called for more attention to be paid to common health problems like Alzheimer's disease.
13 May 2017
Two major Scottish airports have achieved their strongest April passenger totals on record, new figures reveal.
12 May 2017
The carbon emissions of EasyJet flights have been cut to their lowest level on record, the budget airline has reported.
11 May 2017
Holidaymakers faced long queues and delays at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (May 9), due to a fault with the site's security scanners.
10 May 2017
Workers have been encouraged to find out about their full entitlement to holidays, with many thought to be missing out on paid leave.
09 May 2017
Holidaymakers have been urged to stay vigilant against potential scams.