North West Wales

Llanrug's Ysgol Brynrefail: 70 pupils off with sickness bug

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Image caption Ysgol Brynrefail is a comprehensive with more than 780 pupils

Seventy pupils have been reported as being absent from a Gwynedd high school hit by a sickness and diarrhoea bug, it has been confirmed.

It comes less than a week after half of the 780 pupils at Ysgol Brynrefail in Llanrug did not attend following the outbreak.

Pupils and staff have been advised to stay home for 48 hours after recovering from symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea, Gwynedd council said.

On Friday 415 children were off school.

"Ysgol Brynrefail is open as usual however pupils and staff have been advised not to attend school if they have symptoms of vomiting and high temperature, and to stay at home for 48 hours after symptoms have subsided," a council spokesman said.

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