Danville students among the sick at Walker Creek Ranch Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Feb 4, 2011 at 7:19 am
Approximately 50 Bay Area students and adults on a five-day educational trip in Marin County became ill Wednesday night and were sent home. Reports showed told of at least one student from Danville in the hospital after attending the camp while 29 fifth grade students and one teacher from Tassajara Hills Elementary and four high school student counselors, including one Monte Vista High senior.
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Posted by Kim, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Feb 4, 2011 at 7:19 am
My son was 1 of the 67 that got sick at Walker Creek. Kids where still getting sick on Thursday as well. I got the call at 4:15 am yesterday to come get him. We are all VERY interested in what caused this outbreak. The wonderful teaching staff at Tassajara took really good care of our kids!
Posted by concerned parent, a member of the Tassajara Hills Elementary School community, on Feb 7, 2011 at 8:34 am
I know of at least two Walker Creek participants who were taken to the hospital and tested. The results came back possitive for Staphylococcus aureussitive, which is food poisoning. The doctors made it clear it was not Norovirus affecting them.
I certainly hope the Marin County Health Department is seriously investigating this situation as I know of at least one high school volunteer that was hospitalized for 3 days he was so severely sick.