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Courtesy: FOX 8's Brad Brown

SANDUSKY, OH – Eleven members of the Republican National Convention’s planning committee have been sickened with what the Erie County Health Department says is norovirus.

The 11 arrived in the area last Thursday and became sick Thursday night. Because they got sick so soon after arriving, health officials think that they brought the virus with them, instead of contracting it in Ohio. They are staying at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky.

The Health Department is doing some further testing into the illness and Kalahari reports that they are taking all the necessary precautions in light of the situation.

Fox 8 will have more on this story as details become available.

Kalahari released the following statement:

Several staff members of the Republican delegation have fallen ill due to what officials believe was an illness from a member of the delegation that traveled from California. In preparation for the Republican California Delegates’ stay, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions worked diligently with government officials to ensure we exceeded all health and sanitation requirements and protocols. This includes passing extensive testing prior to, and continuing through, the delegation’s visit. As always, the safety and well-being of our guests is our top priority and we are fully cooperating with all necessary officials.

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