Illness Closes Popular Washington State Camp - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Illness Closes Popular Washington State Camp

GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - An outbreak of illness has prompted the closure of a YMCA camp on Washington's Key Peninsula for the rest of the week.
    
The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/THTMHN ) that norovirus may be to blame for the ailments at Camp Seymour.
    
There were 67 day campers, 157 overnight campers and 75 staff members when the camp closed Thursday. As of Thursday morning, 70 children and 24 staffers had reported suffering symptoms.
    
YMCA officials say the first camper showed symptoms Wednesday afternoon. They stayed in touch with a doctor for guidance and notified the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department on Thursday.
    
Health officials said they would need to close and sanitize the 106-acre camp.
    
The highly contagious norovirus is most often seen in group settings. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

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