26 more Marine recruits sickened by E. coli, according to MCRD

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Wednesday, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot reported that 26 additional Marine Corps Recruits had been sickened by E. coli.

Currently 214 recruits among the more than 5500 recruits in training at both MCRD and the command’s field training facilities at Camp Pendleton are symptomatic of E. coli.

The total number dropped from a reported 302 Tuesday. Twelve recruits are currently in the hospital due to the illness.

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All 214 recruits are undergoing treatment.

"The command's full effort is focused on caring for those recruits who are affected, ensuring we limit any spread of the illness, and identifying the source of the infection," said Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commanding general, MCRD San Diego and the c.

Tuesday, it was reported that 302 recruits had been sickened by E. coli. The cause of the outbreak is currently under investigation, according to MCRD.

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