Dozens Sick After Attending Wisconsin Festival
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Local health officials are working with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to determine the source of a norovirus infection that sickened dozens of people at a festival at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
The Leader-Telegram reports that at least 60 adults and children became sick with gastroenteritis after attending the Special Kids Day event in May.
Leuck is not sure of the source of the sickness but says hugging and physical contact may have contributed to the spread of the illness.
Special Kids Day is an event for children with disabilities that features games, food, and music.