More students sickened at Manhattan High School

MANHATTAN, Kans. (KSNT) – The number of students being sent home due to illness has increased substantially.

KSNT News spoke with Riley County Health Department Director Jennifer Green early Monday afternoon. She said there are now 54 reported cases of students sick with vomiting and nausea symptoms.  These cases were reported from Manhattan High’s West Campus and illnesses were reported last week.

Green is asking parents of sick students to provide samples to the health department, located at 2030 Tecumseh Rd. in Manhattan. The number is 785-776-4779.  Green said her staff has also contacted several other area school districts but no other similar cases are being reported.

Green is also asking parents to keep students home if vomiting, nausea or diarrhea symptoms are present and once they don’t have the symptoms to say home one additional day just to be sure the illness is gone.

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