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Unknown Virus Results In Around 40 Illnesses At WestConn

Danbury's Western Connecticut University
Danbury's Western Connecticut University Photo Credit: File

A viral-like illness on both its campuses has resulted in about 40 students at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury becoming ill, the university said in a statement.

As a result, WCSU is conducting what it called "a deep clean of common areas" on Saturday and Sunday.

While the source of the illness has not been identified, symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting.

The university said it is working with the Department Public Health and the Danbury Health Department.

Because that includes the cafeterias, extra shuttles are being made available for trips to food service to midtown on Saturday and will be offered to Westside on Sunday.

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