Film Crew Stricken
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Five people building a mock prisoner-of-war camp for a CBS-TV movie were treated for poisoning after spraying pesticides on the mosquito-infested filming site.
Two members of the crew filming ″Intimate Strangers″ became ill Monday and when three more got sick Wednesday, all sought treatment, said Dr. Robert Kiely, an emergency room physician at Memorial Medical Center.
The five had symptoms of pesticide poisoning - salivation, nausea, diarrhea and a feeling of weakness, Kiely said, adding that they should recover with no lasting effects.
Teri Garr, the star of the movie, had expressed concern about the mosquitoes at the filming site, and the film crew had sprayed the area, which also had been sprayed by the city.
Don Bayly, chief of Jacksonville’s Bio-Environmental Services Division, said his office will make sure the site doesn’t receive another double dose.