Nearly 50 People Fall Ill at Church Retreat in Oak Glen

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Health officials are investigating what caused 47 people to fall ill at a Christian campground in San Bernardino County.

On Saturday night, campers at the Oak Glen Christian Conference Center in Yucaipa began suffering from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, said Lana Cao, spokeswoman for San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

When first responders arrived, they provided medical aid to 20 people for an unknown illness; 13 were taken to hospitals, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s San Bernardino County Unit.

The number of patients has since grown to 47.

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