80+ catch stomach bug at Klamath Falls school

The best way to avoid infection is to frequently wash your hands

A person washes their hands. (AP Photo)
A person washes their hands. (AP Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Multnomah County Health Department says at least 75 students and up to nine teachers at a Klamath Falls elementary school have been sickened with a contagious stomach illness.

The Oregonian reports county health officials are still investigating but they suspect a norovirus was responsible for the illness that has caused nausea, fever and chills.

They remind the school community and everyone else that the best way to avoid infection is to frequently wash your hands, especially after toilet visits, changing diapers and before eating or preparing food.

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