As students and staff head into back to school season, it’s not just the curriculum that’s on their mind. In the past year, it seems like the number of outbreaks has increased greatly, especially those linked to Norovirus and other dangerous pathogens. One recent example occurred in June 2016 at Laguna Middle School in San Luis, CA when over 80 students and a staff member contracted Norovirus after gathering for an end of the year potluck lunch. As a result the eighth grade dance was postponed and other precautions were taken to prevent further spread of the virus. Laguna Middle School is not alone. Below is a list of other schools and colleges that had outbreaks this past school year. Some of the names may be surprising including Harvard University, Ursinus College, and other primary schools throughout the country.
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Reno, NV Alice Smith Elementary
Cambridge, MA Harvard University
Philadelphia, PA Ursinus College
Charlotte, NC Union County Elementary
Tipton, MO Tipton School District
Mccamey, TX Mccamey School District
San Luis, CA Laguna Middle School
Miami, FL South Florida Elementary
Tallahassee, FL Leon County Preschool