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E-Coli-like symptoms sicken Marines at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Recruit Depot


Last updated 11/4/2017 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - About 70 Marines-in-training remained ill today with apparent E. coli-related symptoms at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Camp Pendleton amid a week-old outbreak of diarrheal illnesses at the military installations, authorities reported. Among the cases were 14 new ones diagnosed since Thursday, according to MCRD public affairs.

Most of the affected personnel are being cared for at military medical facilities, but 17 recruits have been admitted to an off-base hospital.

Nine of the latter patients have developed a complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, a seri...

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