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Dozens sick in possible norovirus outbreak at U-M

Posted at 4:41 PM, Feb 17, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dozens of students have reportedly become ill in a possible norovirus outbreak at the University of Michigan.

According to a release from the university, they are investigating an outbreak among students “living in University Housing at West and South quads.”

Between 75 and 100 students have reported being sick in the past several days, according to the university.

Test results from the reported cases could be available by Friday afternoon, U of M Chief Health Officer Dr. Robert Winfield said in a release.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause stomach and intestine inflammation leading to stomach pain and nausea.

The Associated Press contributed to this report