More Than A Dozen Kids And Adult Guests Fall Sick At Vegas Hotel

13 kids, 5 adult guests at Rio casino in Vegas taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County firefighters say they responded to the Rio casino in Las Vegas after 20 adults and children in town with a travelling football team came down with flu-like symptoms.

Clark County Fire Deputy Chief Erik Newman says officials were called Friday morning to help the group members, who were staying on the sixth floor of the hotel-casino.

Deputy Chief Fernandez Leary says 18 people were taken to hospitals, including 13 children between the ages of 7 and 9.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the group members were sick.

The football team is from Santa Monica, Calif.

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