The Canadian Press

2016-05-09 | Alberta Wildfire Evacuation

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Health staff are dealing with an outbreak of what appears to be viral gastroenteritis among some of the evacuees from the Fort McMurray fire. Officials say about 40 to 50 reported symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea over the weekend at the Edmonton evacuation centre. Rob Brekke (BREK'-ee), the City of Edmonton co-ordinator for the emergency services, says preventative measures helped reduce the number of people falling ill between yesterday and today. (Upwards of 15-thousand people have come through the evacuation centre, but only about 600 remain in so-called group lodging. The facility is also serving between five-thousand and six-thousand meals a day to those using the food service.)

Date: 2016-05-09
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we isolated remove those and are providing care for them and we've extended that to the point we've actually take one of the Halls now and fold it down from group lodging at to create a whole triage area to 68 yesterday capacity that they can so I from yesterday today those numbers have actually reduced himself so we're quite happy with that >>