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Mysterious Outbreak on Lundy Island

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Richard Fox reports at the UKClimbing.com forums

"I've just returned from a trip to Lundy with the Avon MC. The island is currently have a problem with a stomach bug, which affected about 60% of our group. Other groups seemed to be suffering at similar levels. It has been present on the island for a couple of weeks, has affected most of the staff. We weren't told about the situation till we arrived

In our group there was no defintie pattern. It affected both people who ate in the tavern and did not. It affected campers and those in buildings, those who drank the water and those who lived on bottled water. I personally would suspect it is something like the Norwalk virus. Its is currently being investigated and might lead to some restrictions if the outbreak continues."

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12 Sep, 2007
Blimey - sounds like the 70s tv series "survivors"
12 Sep, 2007
Send this to Mick Ryan - a decent news story this.
12 Sep, 2007
aye, we should all join the bmc, that would fix it. ;¬) to OP, sorry you didn't have a good trip, and hope you all recover soon.
12 Sep, 2007
We were there 1-8th Sept, 9 out of the 13 strong group got it and were laid up in bed for at least 24 hours. We were assured by the staff that the water had been tested and it wasn't the cause. Let's hope it gets sorted out as soon as possible.
12 Sep, 2007
We where there when I think it started the bank holiday weekend for the week... Nearly everyone in our party got it out of 14 I think 9 something like that...
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