Western Connecticut State University in Danbury is investigating after approximately 40 students fell sick Thursday and Friday.
The school tweeted Friday night that they were investigating a “viral-like illness” that broke out on both campuses. Students complained of symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. School officials are working with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Danbury Health Department to determine the cause.
Anyone experiencing symptoms should see their doctor or visit urgent care of a hospital emergency room for treatment, and ask to be tested for a possible virus.
The university’s Westside campus, where the most cases were reported will undergo a deep sanitizing over the weekend. Students who live at the Westside campus will be bused to the Midtown cafeteria while the cleaning takes place.
Students are encouraged to wash their hands before eating or handling food, and to avoid sharing food or drink with others. Any students who vomit in their dormitory should contact Housing or Residence Life staff to help with cleanup.