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Special Olympics games end with illness outbreak

Updated: July 8, 2006, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- At least 30 people were treated for vomiting and diarrhea as the Special Olympics national games ended Friday, and health officials warned authorities in other states that the illness could spread as people return home.

An estimated 30,000 people attended the six-day event in Ames.

"Some people have already left," said Mary Mincer Hansen, director for the Iowa Department of Public Health.

She said state health officials have contacted other health ...

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