Eagle Rock camp hit by swine flu

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 9:43 a.m. CDT

EAGLE ROCK — Fifty-three people became ill at a church camp this week in Barry County, and tests have confirmed seven cases of swine flu.

David Compton, director of Barry County emergency management, said testing is continuing on those who attended the "Kids Across America" camp near Eagle Rock.

More than 900 young teenagers and adults were at the camp, which was scheduled to conclude Friday.

Twelve people became ill on Tuesday.

Compton said none of the campers diagnosed with swine flu have been hospitalized. And he said health officials think the virus has been contained.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that swine-flu outbreaks have occurred at 50 summer camps this year.


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