Inspection Report Released in Silver Lake Sickness

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

State and county health officials continue trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious illness affecting some 60-to-70 Silver Lake Elementary children last week.

A follow-up food service inspection was performed Monday. In a report, a Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspector notes one incident of an employee touching dirty floor mats then handling clean cutting boards and knives without washing their hands.

The official record shows 66 of 267 students served lunches on April 17th became ill with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Silver Lake Superintendent Randy Freeman says the Shawnee County Health Agency was checking the illnesses as possibly a highly contagious virus, known as the nora virus.

KDHE says it will survey parents and examine stool samples of students in hopes of finding a cause of the outbreak.

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