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Final patient released after chemical exposure
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Camden Police Department officers assisted KershawHealth in a lockdown at the facility Thursday as medical staff decontaminated and treated hunters exposed to a pesticide. - photo by Martha Bruce
An 11-year-old boy who along with a group of deer hunters was exposed to an agricultural pesticide in Lee County was released Friday morning after an overnight stay at KershawHealth. The contamination incident began around 2 p.m. Thursday when the group’s hunting dogs ate and rolled in a chemical substance known as Temik, according to Lorone Washington, MD, medical director for the KershawHealth emergency department. Some of the dogs subsequently became ill and were taken to a Bishopville veterinarian.