A Connecticut university canceled classes on Monday after about 100 students came down with a virus that’s causing stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.

The president of Western Connecticut State University said in a statement that the decision to close school was made to prevent the illness from spreading further.

“Although we are aware of a limited number of affected students, based on our discussions with the Connecticut Department of Health, the Danbury Department of Health, Danbury Hospital and the WCSU Director of Health Services, we have decided this is the best and most conservative course of action to protect our university community from infection and spread of disease,” John Clark, WSCU president, said in the statement.

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