Norovirus scare closes NC school

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A Union County school is closed Friday due to concerns over a possible Norovirus outbreak.

School officials at Weddington Christian Academy told WBTV that about 30 percent of students are out with symptoms similar to Norovirus.

“In order to keep our students and faculty from [the] danger of contracting this virus, it is necessary for our facility to be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate further infections,” a school official said.

Symptoms of the Norovirus include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste.

In order for the students to return to school, they must be symptom-free for 48 hours.

So far, the school hasn’t said whether students will have classes on Monday.