‘We haven’t had anything like this before’: Norovirus has spread to at least 10 schools in Salt Lake County

More than 600 students stayed home from school in Utah County earlier this month — some sick with the highly contagious norovirus, but most just afraid of catching it.

Now, it’s creeping north into Salt Lake County classrooms. And the outbreak, hitting much earlier in the year than normal, is worrying public health officials who say the fast spread of the illness doesn’t portend well for flu season.

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