DHH investigating illness outbreak at school, possibly E. coli
CLINTON - Silliman canceled school Friday and it was still unclear as to if school will resume Monday after an outbreak of an illness this week.
The Department of Health and Hospitals told WBRZ as many as 18 students are exhibiting symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The department is testing the cases for E. coli or norovirus. At least one case has been tentatively identified as E. coli. Symptoms began Sunday and have hospitalized some of the ill students. The state is investigating what made them sick, but said it does not appear to be in the water or in the food at school.
DHH classified the issue as an outbreak.
Thursday night, the school was scrubbed with bleach and chlorine.
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