14 Boy Scouts quarantined in Colorado after one contracts flu
RYE, Colorado – Fourteen Boy Scouts and one adult staffer are under quarantine at a southern Colorado camp after one of them tested positive for the flu.
Officials hope to know by later Thursday whether it’s the swine flu strain.
The scouts and the adult medic are being kept in a separate area at the San Isabel Boy Scout Camp, away from about 150 other scouts from states including Texas and Kansas.
Rene Monarez, head of the Scouts’ Rocky Mountain chapter, said the quarantined boys are from Plano and Houston and their parents have been notified. They’ll remain at camp until their session ends on Saturday.
The 14 scouts were taken to a hospital in Pueblo after they showed flu-like symptoms earlier this week. Some of them had traveled together in the same vehicle.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.