WESTON, Fla. -

Broward health officials blamed norovirus on hundreds of students getting sick at Manatee Bay Elementary School.

Hundreds of students reported flu-like symptoms last Friday, and 267 students were absent and 22 more went home sick Monday.

The Florida Department of Health recommends frequent hand washing and keeping sick children at home.

The school district provided students and staff with bottled water to help stop the spread of the virus.

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