A vicious bug is running through this Lake Worth Elementary School

It’s not exactly the plague but some vicious bug is running through Barton Elementary School in Lake Worth that has health officials perplexed.

About 15 teachers and students a day are coming down with a bug that causes nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea and other symptoms.

“We have not identified any organism or any culprit,” said  Tim O’Connor, spokesman for the Health Department in Palm Beach County

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A letter was sent to parents asking to obtain a stool sample of their ill child from the family physician., asking it be inclusive of testing for the highly contagious Norovirus.

The Health Department also delivered stool kits to the school nurse in case parents want to bypass the doctor.

In the meantime, officials are telling students and teachers to wash their hands with soap and water and for any ill child to remain home until symptom free for 48 hours.

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