The Iowa Department of Public Health is hoping to have some answers later today on an outbreak of illness in the Manchester school district. Department spokesman, Kevin Teale, says nearly 170 students got ill on Friday.
Teale says they put together a questionnaire for the people who got ill and they can enter the information into the computer and look for common links. Teale says they do know that most of the ill students were at Manchester’s Lambert Elementary School and they’re trying to find out why.
Teale says he hasn’t heard how many of the students returned to class today, but says the illness didn’t appear to be a long-term problem. Teale says none of the students needed medical attention. Teale says they hope to sort through the information they’ve collected and have a better idea later today as to what caused the problem.