Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana School Blames 120 Student Absences On Norovirus Outbreak

For the second day in a row, more than a quarter of the children at an elementary school in northwest Indiana were not in school, as a highly contagious viral infection spread through the student body.


Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. (CBS)

Apparent Norovirus Outbreak Hits Stateville

Health officials believe they know what led to a widespread sickness inside the prison, which holds more than 3,000 inmates.



Norovirus Outbreak Subsiding At Algonquin School

An outbreak of norovirus, which raced through a suburban school last week, appears to be subsiding.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012


Norovirus Strikes Evanston Retirement Home

Health officials say more than 60 residents and staff of an Evanston retirement home became sickened by a norovirus outbreak, but directors of the residence say most of the illness has passed.



Norovirus Strikes Evanston Retirement Home

More than 60 residents and staff of an Evanston retirement home have been sickened by a norovirus outbreak.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011


‘Stomach Flu’ Bug Hits Nursing Homes, Schools

The norovirus continues to spread in the Chicago area. Get details on the virus commonly called ‘stomach flu’.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010


Officials: Norovirus Epidemic Will Get Worse

Public health officials say the norovirus outbreak is going to get worse before it gets better.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010


Concern Over Norovirus Sending More Kids To Hospitals

Hundreds of cases of the norovirus have now been reported in Cook County, and in two dozen different areas in the south and northwest suburbs. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.



More Stomach Virus Cases Reported In Schools

Reports of the highly contagious norovirus have steadily increased in Chicago area schools this month.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010

Stethoscope (Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Outbreak Of Stomach Virus Hits Several Schools

Health officials are warning the public about an outbreak of intestinal illness in several suburban schools.