Swine flu means no camp for Jerry's KidsPosted: Updated:
TUCSON -- Thousands of Jerry's Kids won't be going to summer camp this year because of the swine flu.
April's week at MDA Camp
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The Muscular Dystrophy Association says it is canceling the remainder of its summer camps immediately because swine flu has been reported in camps.
The MDA says children with muscular dystrophy are particularly at risk from the flu, although none of the children sickened after camps in recent weeks have died. About 1,800 children have gone to camp this year, but another 2,500 set to go in 35 states will be affected by the cancelations.
MDA spokesman Bob Mackle said Tuesday that nine children and three adults were confirmed to have swine flu after attending three MDA camps in May or early June.
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