Oct 8, 2014 3:39 PM
Seabrook boy hospitalized with Enterovirus-like symptoms
SEABROOK - A 13-year-old Seabrook boy was hospitalized this past week with Enterovirus-like symptoms, however it's not confirmed the child has the virus.
Daniel Dugan has been at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for nearly a week showing symptoms of the virus, such as paralysis, headaches, vomiting and weakness. Since his hospitalization, officials at his school, Seabrook Middle School have made it a priority to remind students and faculty to always practice good hygiene.
"We decided to tell, send home some precautionary information to parents and we spoke with our custodial staff, they do a great job, they always do, but we asked them to be extra vigilant," said Seabrook Middle School principal Les Shepard.
Officials in the elementary school are also taking precautions, considering the two schools are connected.
"When things like this happen, we unite to make sure that the same information is getting out to parents, we unite to make sure that the same practices are carrying through from the middle school to the elementary school," said interim principal for Seabrook Elementary School, Bryan Belanger.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said so far there have only been two confirmed cases of the enterovirus in the state.