By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Health officials are investigating what caused some of the hundreds of parents and children attending a Rochester dance competition to become ill.

The Monroe County Health Department says it’s too early to determine a cause, but officials say they suspect norovirus caused several people to fall ill after attending last weekend’s event at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Work crews spent Tuesday scrubbing the venue’s walls, floor and ceiling with bleach. A Rotary Club luncheon scheduled Tuesday was cancelled as a precaution.

Officials say around 700 children and adults attended the competition, some traveling from Buffalo and Canada. The number of people who reported getting sick hasn’t been released.

Health department official say norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhea that typically lasts for a couple of days.

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