3 Sep 2019

Hawke's Bay school hit by aggressive gastro bug

1:51 pm on 3 September 2019

An aggressive and fast-moving gastro bug has struck a Hawke's Bay primary school, forcing more than a hundred students to stay away from classes.

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About 150 students are off school because of the gastro bug. Photo: Google Maps

Greenmeadows School principal Mark Johnson said he was told at the weekend a number of children in one class had fallen till with a vomiting bug.

The bug typically lasts a couple of hours.

The school's water supply has tested clear and cleaners have been through the school buidlings.

Mr Johnson said about 150 children are off today, some as a precaution, but he was confident the worst was over.

He said they did consider closing the school, but decided they didn't meet the threshold.