Mystery illnesses force college to close

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A Connecticut college is closed for the day because of a mystery illness has affected around 100 students.  The school has maintenance crews sanitizing and disinfecting its two campuses.

The school had announced on Friday that 40 students were ill and have come down with similar symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.  When the number jumped over the weekend the school decided to close on Monday in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Spokesman Paul Steinmetz the university is working with the Department of Public Health to identify the source of the illness.

The school said Sunday that they're certain it is "not e-coli," and no new cases have been reported since Saturday. The school's music department postponed a concert due to many orchestra members falling ill.

Students are being asked to not share food and drinks with others.