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Wis. camp gets cleaning after kids get sick

Published On: May 17 2013 07:54:36 PM CDT
STOCKHOLM, Wis. -

A YMCA camp in western Wisconsin has been cleaned after more than 50 children from a Minnesota school district were sickened with norovirus.

A group of children from Akin Road Elementary in Farmington, Minn., became sick after visiting the YMCA Camp Pepin near Stockholm Monday through Wednesday.

A second group of children from North Trail Elementary arrived on Wednesday, but left early on Thursday after two of the children became sick.

Farmington School Superintendent Jay Haugen told KMSP-TV the total number of children who have become ill is now believed to be 53.

A Minnesota Health Department spokesman said a child with norovirus apparently brought it to camp, where other children became infected. The camp has gotten a thorough cleaning.

Norovirus is highly contagious and causes nausea and vomiting.

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