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Western Connecticut State University closed on Monday due to student illness

DANBURY, Connecticut (WTNH) – Western Connecticut State University closes its doors Monday after nearly 100 students got sick.

At this time, it is not clear what exactly is making students sick at Western Connecticut State University.

However, they know it is unpleasant and that is part of the reason why they are closed on Monday.

On Friday, about 40 students had vomiting and diarrhea.

University officials said they were doing a thorough cleaning of the school. They have been disinfecting and disinfecting both campuses.

They focused on common areas and urged students to seek medical help if they had symptoms.

However, over the weekend, more students began to get sick and now there are up to 100 students.

School health officials are working with the state and the Danbury Health Departments to discover what this is and how to reduce it.

That is why the university has decided to close for the day and at this moment the school does not know what is causing it. They know it is not E coli.

The president of the school, Dr. John Clark, reminded students to use good hygiene, not to share food, wash fruits and vegetables before eating and clean them using bleach

News 8 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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