Illinois School Closed After Widespread Illness Among Students, Staff

At St. Charles East High School, 800 students and 50 staffers missed class on Monday.
1:15 | 01/10/17

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Eats it deep clean disinfecting zillion sites saint Charles east high school. So it's a bleach based solution under the guidance of the CDC and Health Department. Mess cleaning crews are courting every inch of surface lease would bleach trading Dell sells any lingering germs 800 of the Tony 500 students that attend school here at saint Charles these were absent symptoms so widespread stomach virus started early Saturday by Monday morning a third of the student body was out sick. I heard that the partner was pre empted this morning about it. I figured you know. More when I'm on instruction time for my kids even at other district schools parents were cautious I decided to keep my kids home because last time my daughter right steps and up in the hospital. We are not diagnosing students and we are not doctors and we're not epidemiologist. OK so we cannot say definitively. Is neural virus. But the symptoms of what many of the students are experiencing is consistent with a stomach virus it's contagious from person a person or you can pick it up from touching a contaminated surface. When another person was sick. Which is why surface is inside saint Charles east are being sterilized. Les Nikki ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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