Flu-Like Symptoms Cause NC Camp To Close For Week

A camp for children and teens in Bladen County has closed for next week after campers and staffers became sick with flu-like conditions.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that about 60 campers and staffers at Camp Dixie became sick Friday, causing the camp to cancel this week's session. The camp's Web site doesn't say how many people became sick.

The Web site does say that one staff member was positively diagnosed with Influenza B, which it said is a different strain than H1N1, also called swine flu.

The director of ministry at the camp says many of the 233 children and 60-plus staffers became sick with symptoms that included fever, congestion, sore throat and vomiting.

This week's six-day session for teens had been scheduled to start Sunday.