Eyewitness News 12 – WPRI (RI) reports that the state health department is investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.
The health department says a number of people became sick after attending a Father and Daughter dance at the Bocce Club in Woonsocket on Friday. The Cumberland Hill Elementary School sponsored the dance.
The health department says people who attended and have been feeling ill should get medical care immediately.
It also says that people suffering from the symptoms — which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever — should stay home if they work in health care, child care or restaurants.
The health department has not yet identified the bacteria or virus causing the symptoms.