Illnesses at Florida elementary school probably not related to partying at Daytona 500

There are lots of things that make people barf besides foodborne illness.

When I read that 15 people showed up at the Flagler County hospital – near Daytona Beach, Florida — on Saturday complaining of nausea and vomiting, I thought, amateur Canadian students who can’t handle their drink. The Daytona 500 is today, and this weekend marks the beginning of spring break for many Canadian university students and the annual pilgrimage to Daytona Beach.

But then I read in the News-JournalOnline that three of the sick people were children who attend Rymfire Elementary School in Palm Coast and I figured it wasn’t students partying.

Health Department officials have begun taking food histories of the patients to see if they have anything in common or if foodborne illness can be ruled out.