PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. The local 4-H camp, which was closed to public health, is now open again.
"We are confident that cleaning has definitely ensured that the environment is safe for returning camps," said Michael Hodson of the Department of Public Health in Georgia. "They have done 1
Last week more than 50 champions caught gastric bugs that caused vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.
deep cleansing today with deep disinfection. We sent all of our counselors to the summer camp to let them rest and give our employees the best chance to clean up the place, "said State Secretary 4H Arch Smith last week .
State health officials now confirm that laboratory tests from some of the disease camps have been found to be positive for a norovirus. "This can be serious in the sense that, like all gastrointestinal diseases, if you do not replace the fluids you use through vomiting, through diarrhea, you can get dehydration and this can be a very serious situation," said Hockan.
The agency urges anyone who has visited Rock Eagle last week to complete an online survey even if they do not get sick to help the state identify the source.
"While people respond to the survey questions, we will be able to see if there is anything to do with the camp that caused it, because it is always difficult to identify a 100% definite cause of the original spread with a norovirus."
Hokcan told Diamant that state inspectors had tested the kitchens and pools in the camp on Monday and all returned clean.
"As far as we are concerned, the camp is 100% safe for people to come back."
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