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Participants Report of Viral Gastroenteritis at Maryland State Swimming Championship

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 10, 2011 at 11:50 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
About 89 swimming athletes became ill during the Finals of the Maryland State Swimming Championship on Saturday. A total 100 people have reported symptoms of viral gastroenteritis.
Participants Report of Viral Gastroenteritis at Maryland State Swimming Championship

Many volunteers, coaches and parents of the competitors also got sick. Health officials are investigating the pathogen that affected the athletes, trainers and relatives at the state level competition. They are testing stool samples of people who were sick to determine exactly what pathogen caused the illness.

Chief of the health department's center for surveillance, infection prevention and outbreak response; Dr. Lucy Wilson said that the properly chlorinated swimming pool is an unlikely source of infection. Officials are still investigating the cause of illness.


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