Virus Going Around at AC

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

A bad bug spreading across the campus at Austin College has students and professors sick in bed. Director of Student Affairs Rose Rothmeir says on Friday only two to three students visited the nurse's office for a stomach virus. By Saturday that number jumped to around 30.

Some students believe food poisoning from the cafeteria caused the illness, but school officials say that's not the case. Austin College officials sent out an e-mail alerting students about the contagious virus.

Students say classrooms were empty this morning and even some professors called in sick. Students like Ryan Bielefeldt are worried they could be next.

"I'm pretty concerned. I get sick pretty easily. So I've been trying to take a lot of medicine before it happens to me."

Austin College officials advise students to notify their professors if they are sick and will be unable to attend classes.

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