Virus Sends 18 Campers to B.C. Hospitals
Eighteen people who were attending a family reunion at a campground near White Rock, British Columbia, were sent to hospitals on Monday (Aug. 6) after they had symptoms of what looked like the “Norwalk virus,” according to Ontario Today.
The reunion took place at the New Westminster Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Camp and was attended by 140 people.
The ambulances were called to the campground around 3 a.m. Monday after many people on the campsite began to vomit, have diarrhea and nausea.
A 70-year-old woman along with an 8-year-old child were taken to the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. The others were treated at the scene. Sixteen more people were taken to the hospital later on Monday.
All of them have been released but 25 other people were temporarily quarantined on the campground. The quarantine has been lifted.