Local peas linked to stomach illness

by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

 

Source of Article:  http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=8995785

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Division of Health and Human Services is advising people to boil fresh Alaska peas before eating.

State health officials have linked an outbreak of campylobacter to eating uncooked peas, grown and produced by Mat-Valley Peas in Palmer.

Campylobacter symptoms develop two to five days after exposure and include abdominal pain, weakness, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Most people recover without treatment.

People experiencing symptoms should drink plenty of fluids and contact their health care provider.

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