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Outbreak of stomach virus closes Wisconsin school


KENOSHA COUNTY (WKOW) -- A Kenosha County school is closed Friday due to an outbreak of a stomach virus.

WISN-TV reports officials shut down Trevor-Wilmot School, in the City of Trevor, so crews could clean all the buildings. The school is expected to reopen Monday.

Principal Ted Gavlin says the decision was made after 85 of the school's 559 students, in kindergarten through 8th grade, were either sent home or kept home Thursday. At least 64 of them had experienced symptoms of stomach virus.

Health officials say they don't believe the illness is food-related.

Principal Gavlin says crews are disinfecting desks and tables, along with door knobs, computer keyboards and other commonly touched areas. The school's bus company is also disinfecting its vehicles.

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