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Kids play football despite mysterious sickness

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Nov 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Health District continues to investigate a mysterious sickness affecting about 100 children and adults.

They are in town this weekend for the National Youth Football Tournament.

Parents and coaches said the game must go on, despite the fact that dozens of young players on at least 2 teams alone were hospitalized yesterday after becoming violently ill.

Many of the sick children and their parents are staying at the Rio where last night the Health District met with around 40 parents of the players and passed out a fact sheet on the Norovirus.

They would not confirm if this is what made them sick.

Saturday, members of the Santa Monica CA, Vikings ranging in ages 7-10 played anyway for the championship game at Faith Lutheran High School.

Parents and coaches told us some of the players and even a coach was throwing up on the sideline today.

One of the teams infected with the sickness went on to win their division today.

The teams coach, who is also sick said he kept the kids hydrated throughout the tournament but wants answers to how it happened.

We spoke to Caesars Entertainment which own the Rio and they declined to answer any questions and directed us to the Health District.

 

Stacey Gualandi

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Stacey Gualandi joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013.