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18 Carthage College students treated for norovirus symptoms

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- More than a dozen students at Carthage College are sick with what appears to be norovirus. 

It's a relatively benign infection that causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and a low-grade fever. 

The school's Health and Counseling Center saw 18 students with these GI symptoms. 

They were asked about what they ate recently, and fewer than half did not eat similar food in the cafeteria the day prior. 

The college's food services provider was notified immediately as a precaution. 

Students who visited the center were treated for their symptoms and released.

After an investigation, the Kenosha County Health Department believes this was caused by the norovirus, though it cannot eliminate other causes.

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