Swine Flu fears prompts cancellation of Colo. camp

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Empire, Colo. (AP) - A western Colorado summer camp scheduled this weekend for children with muscular dystrophy has been canceled over Swine Flu fears.

The National Muscular Dystrophy Association says 53 children were expected at the camp Sunday in Empire, about 40 miles west of Denver. Association officials say they canceled the camp along with others across the country because children with Muscular Dystrophy have weakened respiratory muscles that make them more vulnerable to Swine Flu.

Officials announced the cancellation Monday. MDA officials say 47 camps across the country that were expecting about 2,500 children were also called off after suspected Swine Flu cases in Utah and Pennsylvania.

This week, seven children and three adults at a Minnesota Camp contracted Swine Flu.
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