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Staff at Tri-City Hospitals Calling Out Sick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A lot of people not feeling well throughout the Tri-Cities as some kind of stomach bug seems to be going around.  

Staff at Kadlec Medical Center and other local businesses said they have had a significant number of their employees call out sick.

Kadlec Medical Center Officials reported about 10 percent of their nursing staff is ill with a gastrointestinal disorder and reports of a stomach bug seem to affecting many people in our community.

Health experts speculate that kids returning to school and sharing germs could be major factor.

26-year-old David MacGregor is recovering after two weeks of not feeling well.  He encourages others to call in sick if they are not feeling well.  He said, "Stay home.  Don't try to go into work.  I tired to go into work a lot sooner than I should have and I think that hurt my recovery time."

Kadlec Medical Center Officials also recommend staying home if you are not feeling well.

Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever headaches and dizziness.