Five Las Vegas high schools scrubbed amid norovirus fears

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Five Las Vegas Valley high schools and their athletic facilities are being cleaned in the wake of last week’s norovirus outbreak linked to a visiting football team.

Melinda Malone, spokeswoman for the Clark County School District, said no students in the district so far have contracted the highly contagious virus, often referred to as a stomach virus.

The five high schools that hosted visiting football teams were Mojave, Western, Canyon Springs, Cheyenne and Chaparral, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

Malone said if there’s “some sort of outbreak,” then school officials, in conjunction with the state health department, will act appropriately.

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