Vomiting Virus Outbreak Affects Nearly 10,000 School Children

A vomiting virus outbreak has struck Germany. German health authorities say the number of children that have fallen ill with the vomiting and diarrhea after eating food from school cafeterias and daycare centers has risen from about 4,500 to 8,400. Authorities in Berlin and the surrounding eastern German states reported the new gastroenteritis cases Saturday, while laboratory investigations to determine the exact cause of the outbreak were still under way. Berlin's health department says the sicknesses are moderate and most children recover within two days without requiring to be hospitalized.