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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.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
13 January 2017
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.
30 December 2016
Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their paintings, new research suggests.
29 December 2016
A positive outlook for the UK travel industry is being tempered by uncertainty over the economy, according to a new report.