The investigation into the outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at Manhattan High School in Manhattan , KS continues as laboratory testing is ongoing.


The Riley County Health Department is currently working with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Manhattan High School administration to investigate reports of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea at Manhattan High School (West Campus).

Officials say testing can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week to complete.

To date, about 150 high school students were sent home from school with the above stomach issues.

In addition, local media report that school Superintendent Marvin Wade said elementary and middle school students started reporting similar symptoms, plus some with fever.

The school district are implementing a plan to clean all schools and buses in the district.