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School shut down by virus

April 13, 2012
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GERMANTOWN, OH — Valley View Local Schools will be closed until Monday because of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus, according to the Middletown Journal.

A norovirus outbreak was confirmed Thursday by Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County after about 160 students and nine staff members were out Thursday morning at the primary school, the article noted.

According to the article, that number had climbed to 172 by the end of the day; there are 550 students enrolled in the primary school.

"Cleaning every surface and every bus is our main concern at the primary school," said Superintendent Sherry Parr.

Closing the schools will also allow the students to be away from each other and hopefully stop the virus from spreading any further, the article noted.

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