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Week at Camp Dixie canceled after campers, staff become ill

Posted June 29, 2009 2:41 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2009 8:15 p.m. EDT

A Bladen County camp has suspended the summer season while campers and staff recover from flu-like symptoms, a spokeswoman said.

About 60 people showed signs of illness at Camp Dixie Friday, camp Director of Ministry Lana Jernigan said.

As a precaution, campers were sent home and the county Health Department was notified. The camp session that would have begun Monday was canceled so that workers can get well and facilities can be cleaned and disinfected, she said. Camp was to resume July 5.

The health director said late Monday approximately 10 patients tested positive for influenza, and that those cases are being considered as H1N1.