USA – More than 100 sick after outbreak at ‘camporee’ event in Scioto County, Ohio – Norovirus?

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More than 100 people are now sick after an outbreak at a Girl Scout “camporee” in Scioto County, Ohio, including two children hospitalized, a county health official said Wednesday.

At least 112 people are experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, fever or chills after attending the “camporee” at Camp Molly Lauman in Lucasville this past weekend, according to Molly Dargavell, the regional epidemiologist for Scioto and Lawrence counties.

Dargavell said two children have been hospitalized with the illness and secondary cases from people who did not attend the event have also been reported.

Officials said they believe the common factor between all those who have fallen ill is that they drank water and/or lemonade at the camp. Dargavell said they believe the illness may be norovirus.

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