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Lab tests confirm norovirus at Humber College’s North Campus

Last Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm EDT

Lab tests from Toronto Public Health confirm norovirus at Humber College’s North Campus, where nearly 200 students fell ill, the school announced in a release on Monday night.

“Additional laboratory testing is underway from other ill students that will help provide further evidence of norovirus being the cause of this outbreak,” the school said.

Earlier Monday, Humber College said it had taken steps to stem the outbreak.

“Cleaning staff have been working at the North Campus throughout the weekend, cleaning high-touch and common areas with products specifically designated to kill norovirus,” it said.

Symptoms of the highly-contagious norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and abdominal pain.

The school says it has also set up a nursing station in the affected residence and they’ve thrown out all open food from last week as a precaution.