Swine flu hits Boy Scout camp
RALEIGH, N.C. – Boy Scouts attending a camp near Asheville are being checked for swine flu after at least 19 Scouts from two states were sent home with symptoms and 10 tested positive for the disease.
Camp Daniel Boone executive Connie Bowes says no new cases were reported Monday. Bowes said a total of 38 Scouts and staff reported flu-like symptoms last week and sick staffers were quarantined.
A Scout Master with a Dunwoody, Ga., troop says eight of his scouts tested positive for swine flu and six others reported symptoms after last week’s camp stay. A health official in Palm Beach County, Fla., says two Florida Scouts sent home last week tested positive and test results are awaited on others.
The camp hosts about 700 campers from across the country each week.