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More than a dozen passengers were taken to hospital after landing at Logan Airport



The number of people who became ill after an international school trip has more than doubled since the group's return to Boston. The Boston Public Health Commission said 13 members of a group of 40 Dover-Sherborn High School passengers arrived at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday after landing at Logan International Airport aboard an American Airlines aircraft. The group returned from a trip to Ecuador with a stopover in Miami. A passenger of the flight told the WCVB that people had surrendered in the plane. The escorts reported to American Airlines that everyone in the group ate "the same" as they do on Saturday night before leaving Ecuador. Officials of the BPHC said that a total of 30 people were ill. In some travelers, the health authorities recognized Norovirus as the cause of the disease. Further testing will be conducted at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. "BPHC has been in contact with hospitals and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, the Dover Board of Health and the tour company for insights, treatment and prevention recommendations." Norovirus causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain Symptoms may develop 1

2 hours to 2 days after exposure and may be sudden.Most people recover within 2 days.The virus may be reduced to food by the hands of infected persons who have not sufficiently washed themselves after using the toilet. Someone with these symptoms should absolutely stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease, and food and health care workers should stay home for 72 hours after completing the symptoms.

The number of people who became ill after an international school trip has more than doubled since the group's return to Boston.

The Boston Public Health Commission said 13 members of a group of 40 Dover-Sherborn High School passengers arrived at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday after landing at Logan International Airport aboard an American Airlines aircraft. The group returned from a trip to Ecuador with a stopover in Miami.

A passenger of the flight told the WCVB that people would have to vomit in the airplane.

The chaperones told American Airlines that all members of the group had "the same meal" on Saturday night before leaving Ecuador.

On their arrival, the number of diseases has more than doubled. Officials of the BPHC said that a total of 30 people were ill.

Health officials identified Norovirus as a cause of illness among several travelers. Further testing will be conducted at the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.

"BPHC has been in contact with the treating hospitals, as well as the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, the Dover Board of Health, and the tour company on outcomes and treatment and prevention recommendations," the officials said.

Norovirus causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Symptoms may develop 12 hours to 2 days after exposure and may be sudden. Most people recover within two days.

The virus can be transmitted to food, water or surfaces by infected persons who have not washed themselves sufficiently after using the toilet.

Anyone who has these symptoms must stay at home to avoid spread of the disease. Food and health care professionals should stay home for 72 hours after completing the symptoms.

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