The Stockton Record
May 20, 2006
TRACY – Bacteria, not the so-called “cruise ship virus,” is the culprit upsetting stomachs inside Tracy’s Deuel Vocational Institution, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said Friday.
Campylobacter, a bacterium spread through contaminated food and water, has knocked 379 inmates at Deuel off their feet, said Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton.
County health and state prison officials had suspected the norovirus, which is known to cause cruise ship passengers gut-wrenching pain. That was ruled out at Deuel by Friday evening when test results determined the bacterium cause the widespread illness, Thornton said.

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