Albuquerque elementary school dealing with possible Norovirus

Updated: 08/29/2014 6:21 PM | Created: 08/29/2014 6:15 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Albuquerque elementary school has caught the attention of the Department of Health after several students and staff have gone home sick, and school officials think the Norovirus is to blame.

The possible outbreak of the virus is not sitting well with some parents of children at the school.

"You just have to live with it; kids are going to come home sick," said parent Shanna Newman.

The symptoms – vomiting and diarrhea – prompted Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School to send children home from school with a note to parents about the virus.

"It's a big concern," another parent, Dominic Torres said. "I didn't even know it was going around until I got the memo."

APS says it's working with the Department of Health, who have given the school recommendations on how to control the illness at the elementary school.

Parents were also given details in the memo on how to treat and prevent the Norovirus at home. Some say they think school should be cancelled until the virus stops going around, but the Department of Health insists that's not necessary.

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