The Madera County Health Department deployed a team to find the bug that caused the illness. They inspected the kitchen, water supplies and the pool. Phil Hudecek is the supervisor of environmental health. He said, "Those are common areas that have gotten people sick before in the past." Health officials said the symptoms are similar to norovirus-a very contagious illness. Cheryl Edgar is the county's nursing director, "The complaints have been nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Again, we're just looking at the timeline. Looking at foods eaten, who came to camp sick and how soon sick people got sick thereafter."
Edgar praised the camp for shutting down and cleaning all surfaces with a bleach solution. Despite their efforts, the camp will remain closed until July 12.
The norovirus causes what many people call the stomach flu. There is no medication against the virus. Health officials say most people should feel better after 2-days.