Mystery illness forces suburban school to cancel activities

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A gastrointestinal illness forces a middle school in the western suburbs to cancel activities.

Officials at Edison Middle School in Wheaton say an unusually high number of students were absent last Friday due to vomiting and diarrhea.

The school was disinfected over the weekend.

By monday 465 students, more than half of the student body, were absent.

By Tuesday, there were 180 absent.

All before and after-school activities have been cancelled for the rest of the week, and a school play was re-scheduled for next week.

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