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36 in county now report falling ill after cheerleading event
By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer
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EVERETT -- The number of cheerleaders and other people who became ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a statewide competition at Comcast Arena last weekend continues to grow, with 36 people in Snohomish County reporting they were sickened.
The online survey was sent out on Wednesday, so it's too early to know how many of the estimated 3,000 people who attended or participated were affected, he said....
17 Juanita High School cheerleaders, one coach sick during illness outbreak
By CARRIE WOOD Seventeen Juanita High School cheer team members and one coach are out sick this week, after a reported possible intestinal illness outbreak among attendees of a cheerleading competition in Everett over the weekend.
LYNDEN - Seven Lynden High School cheerleaders and their coach fell ill earlier this week after participating in a competition Saturday, Feb. 4, in Everett. While symptoms of the unidentified intestinal illness included nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and ...
Skyline cheerleaders sickened after Everett competiton
State health officials say they are investigating a possible intestinal illness among attendees at a cheerleading competition held at Everett's Comcast Arena on Feb. 4. Symptoms began to appear Feb. 5 and 6. They include vomiting and diarrhea, ...
MARYSVILLE — Five Marysville-Pilchuck High School cheerleaders were among those who reportedly fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea after attending a cheerleading competition in Everett on Saturday, Feb. 4. Jodi Runyon of the Marysville School District ...
Kelso cheerleaders among those affected by illness at Everett event
Two Kelso High School cheerleaders were among the many cheerleaders who fell ill after attending a state cheerleading competition Saturday in Everett. According the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, which hosted the event, ...
Kitsap residents among those sick following cheerleading tournament
State health officials said Tuesday that they are investigating reports of intestinal illness affecting at least 19 squads who competed in Everett. Squads from Olympic High School, Central Kitsap High School and South Kitsap High School attended.
wasn't just cheerleaders...i've had it since early AM monday just able to leave the house today, my wife was sicker last night than she's been in the 48 years i've known her and four friends were sick with it starting late sunday night..all lasted 36-60 hours or so.... i think deeper searches need to be conducted...as in contents of mass produced goods. in my opinion, it's too coincidental for 'food poisoning' amongst those in my circle (all S Kitsap residents) and these other folks to have 'unexplained illnesses' with symptoms alike and occuring in the same time frame.
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Illnesses reported among attendees, participants of state cheerleading tourney
OLYMPIA -State and local health officials are investigating a possible intestinal illness outbreak among attendees of a cheerleading competition in Everett last weekend. Thousands of people attended the event at Everett’s Comcast Arena on February 4; onset of symptoms reportedly began on February 5 and 6. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
The Washington State Department of Health is working closely with the Snohomish Health District on the investigation. The cause and source of the illnesses, as well as the total number of people sickened, are unknown. Teams and supporters from around the state participated.
The investigation is in the early stages and includes sending a questionnaire to participants as well as collecting samples for testing at the state Public Health Laboratories. People who attended the event and have severe symptoms are advised to contact a health care provider.
According the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), which hosted the event, more than 3,000 people attended, and more than 1,000 competed in the State Cheerleading and Salute to Spirit in cheer and dance/drill.
“Our immediate concerns are for those who have been affected by this illness and our thoughts are with them,” said WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese. “The WIAA appreciates the cooperation of Comcast Arena and of state and local health partners for addressing the entire scope of this situation.”
Intestinal illnesses can be caused by several viruses and bacteria that may come from a wide variety of sources. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and may include headaches, stomach cramps, and fever. As with many illnesses, good personal hygiene such as frequent hand washing is an important tool to prevent the spread of disease.