Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Dozens Sickened at Virginia University Camp

FAIRFAX Va. (WJLA) - More than three dozen students staying at George Mason University during a summer camp program are being evaluated for possible food poisoning after falling ill Wednesday night and Thursday morning, officials say.

Fairfax City and County Fire officials say that they responded to the George Mason campus early Thursday morning on reports of the sick students, who are participating in a week-long program affiliated with the Congressional Awards Foundation.

University spokesman Dan Walsch says that EMS crews are evaluating at least 40 students for what may be a widespread case of food poisoning.

Officials tell ABC 7 that the students, some of whom traveled from outside the D.C. area to attend the camp, ate at a banquet on Wednesday night and at a restaurant on Capitol Hill before going to a Washington Nationals game. Some of the students began getting sick at the baseball game.

Many of the students are quarantined inside the dormitory where they're staying, while officials say others have been either taken to area hospitals for treatment or being treated on the scene.

ABC 7's John Gonzalez contributed to this report.
 



RELATED ARTICLES

Understanding Why EMS Systems Fail

Learn to recognize trigger points that could ruin your system.

West River Ambulance Receives New Rig

West River Ambulance in Hettinger, ND recently received a much-needed upgrade from their 1992 rig. A 2014 Ford/AEV Type III Custom Conversion rig with a 6.8 ...

Unlikely Pairing Leads to Health Care Education Wins

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) have formed an unlikely pairin...

Know When and How Your Patient Can Legally Refuse Care

Refusal of care straddles the intersection of ethical, legal and scientific domains of prehospital practice.

Reflecting on 35 Years of Innovation in JEMS

Take a walk through the last 35 years of EMS in JEMS.

Readers Sound Off About Glove Use After Patient Care

How often are you susceptible to potentially unclean surfaces?

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts