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Classes resume despite viral outbreak

October 6, 2008 1:50:30 PM PDT
Class resume as usual at USC despite a viral outbreak at the university that sickened about 200 students over the weekend.The outbreak is thought to have originated in a university cafeteria, but administrators now say the noro-virus is to blame, not contaminated food.

Because the noro-virus is spread by human contact, the school is urging everyone to take precautions.

"I started feeling stomach cramps on Friday afternoon, and then I started throwing up around Friday evening," said Lauren, a USC student.

Andrew, another USC student, said the bug moved quickly through the swim team.

"It hit me around midnight on Saturday," he said. "Thought I could sleep it off because I just had a really bad stomach ache, but I woke up in the middle of the night just throwing up."

Campus health officials said they believe the worst of the outbreak may be behind them.

 

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