Skip to comments.Hundreds of recruits get sick at Marine boot camp
Posted on 11/01/2017 4:09:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
More than 300 recruits at the Marines boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday.
With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-producing E.coli bacteria physicians are treating 302 patients out of the more than 5,500 candidates undergoing training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
The bacteria was identified in recruits at both the depot and at Edson Range at Camp Pendleton beginning on Wednesday but the number of cases spiked on Monday, officials said.
Ten recruits were transported to an undisclosed hospital off the base for additional care.
Family members will be notified if the illnesses delays a recruits graduation date and no drill instructors or other base staffers appear to have contracted the malady, he added.
While investigators continue searching for the source of the contagion, commanders have quarantined sick recruits from those who have yet to display symptoms, mandated increased hand washing and ensured proper sanitation in all training areas, officials said.
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check the food
Good sanitation procedures in that galley !
did obama visit the troops?
homeless are dying in SD from Hep. They crap on the street. Don’t know if connected.
150 have died
Uncle Achmeds creamed chipped beef on toast.
Close quarters and bacteria are not a good mix. Combine that with stress and physical activity (plus being scared to death to shit yourself...)
None of these things are a good mix.
Hang in there recruits.
My vet dad used to call it “$hit on a shingle”. And, yes.....we had it growing up.
You forgot to mention all the jihadis doing whatever they can to spread terrorism by dumping infectious material into food supplies.
Shiite on a shingle?
None of these things are a good mix
No there called boot camp and millions have endured.
This is a food contamination/sanitation thing
CHIPPED beef SOS is okay
GROUND beef SOS is better
GROUND sausage SOS is the MOAB!
The year before I went to college there was a similar outbreak in the men’s dorms caused by contaminated Turkey Tetrazini. Waste baskets were being filled by the afflicted who couldn’t get to the mobbed toilets in time and toilet paper was allegedly selling for $.50 per square.
Sounds kinda like what I experienced at a my third
day in VN.Food poisoning at the repel depel in Quang Tri.
Imagine it was 75 of us lined up all afternoon at the latrines.
The next day saw my first short round.Great times/s
I loved that SOS chipped beef meal.
You lived, that’s good ...
Not just in San Diego, the city, but further north in San Diego county as well; in places like Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Clemente. They all homeless issues, including the crapping everywhere.
based on the limited data, I'd blood test the 4 platoons and find out who was a carrier...
One of my favorites and I never understood why it was called that
check the vaccinations
They shut down the commissary at 29 trees a few weeks ago. Rodents.
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