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33 Lake Placid Summer Camping Kids Hospitalized in Florida

33 Lake Placid Summer Camping Kids Hospitalized in Florida
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By    |   Friday, 22 June 2018 08:41 AM

At least 33 Lake Placid summer camping kids in Florida who fell ill had to be rushed to local hospitals for treatment. None of the cases were reported to be serious and the local health department started an investigation.

CBS News reported that Highlands County officials said children attending the Clover Leaf 4-H camp began to suffer a range of symptoms from nausea to fever and vomiting starting on Wednesday.

Officials were alerted when one of them reportedly passed out on Thursday, prompting emergency crews to block off the area where the majority of the campers became sick, WTSP reported.

About 115 children from Charlotte, Desoto, Sarasota, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties were attending the camp.

Two adults were also hospitalized after exhibiting similar symptoms.

Highlands County Fire and Emergency stated that, while most of the cases required hospitalization, none of them were considered to be serious.

The cause of the illness has not been determined and officials said the health department had taken over investigations.

Highlands County Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor told CBS News that some of the children had been picked up by their families but about 50 kids remained at the camp.

Viruses and bacteria can spread quickly in a camp environment.

A similar outbreak was noted last November, when hundreds of U.S. Marines recruits became sick at a San Diego boot camp, with most of the cases related to Shiga toxin-producing E.coli.

The bacteria is commonly found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals and can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, bloodstream infections, and other illnesses.

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At least 33 Lake Placid summer camping kids in Florida who fell ill had to be rushed to local hospitals for treatment. None of the cases were reported to be serious and the local health department started an investigation.
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