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School shut down by norovirus

February 19, 2013

WEST NEWBURY, MA — Pentucket Regional High School custodians worked around the clock to decontaminate the building after hundreds of students were dismissed early last Thursday, according to KSEE-TV.

norovirus shuts down schoolNearly 150 students went home early, complaining of a stomach illness, the article stated.

According to the article, the Massachusetts Department of Health indicated that a large number of students at Pentucket Regional High School have the norovirus.

About 20 percent of students showed symptoms of the gastrointestinal virus, the article noted.

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