College should be a time of judicious studying, bunking off from studying and socialising with your peers – but, for one educational establishment in Pennsylvania, students received more than an A+ for their attendance.
At the beginning of February, 200 students at Ursinus College contracted the norovirus, a contagious flulike virus that causes gastroenteritis or inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
The mass infection caused two full days of class cancellations, and limited classes for three days after. 22 infected students were treated in hospital for serious symptoms.
Clean (but not clear)
The answer to wiping out the norovirus is reasonably simple – keep your workplace or educational establishment as clean as possible. It’s a strategy that Ursinus College are trying their best to implement.
“Aggressive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting efforts will continue throughout the week with the help of additional custodial staff,” the school said in a statement, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite intense cleaning procedures, the college has continued to receive new cases of the norovirus infecting students.
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