Norovirus likely cause of outbreak in Gaylord schools

More than 200 students were reported absent Thursday at an elementary school and junior high in Gaylord, Minn. Health officials say they're "99 percent" certain Norovirus is to blame. The two schools are housed in the same building.
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More than 200 students were reported absent Thursday at an elementary school and junior high in Gaylord, Minn. Health officials say they're "99 percent" certain Norovirus is to blame. The two schools are housed in the same building.

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