Major Virus Outbreak As 166 Children From SAME Primary School All Fall Ill

empty-classroomScores of children and teachers were sent home after a vomiting bug hit a primary school in Sheffield.

A total of 166 children and three members of staff at Intake Primary School were registered as off sick in recent days as parents fear a major outbreak of winter norovirus. “We have taken advice from environmental health and public health,” a school spokeswoman said. “People are saying it’s the norovirus but there is no confirmed diagnosis yet.”

A spokeswoman for Taylor Shaw food services, which caters for the school, told RT: “All we can tell you it’s a vomiting bug, not food poisoning.” The school has since told reporters there will be a deep clean of its premises, although the cause of the vomiting bug is as yet unconfirmed.