Outbreak sickens 40 to 50 at Wausau sports dinner

 

Source of Article: http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20081112/WDH0101/81112077/1981

 

Wausau Daily Herald • November 12, 2008

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Marathon County health officials are continuing to investigate an outbreak of food-borne illness possibly linked to a sports potluck dinner.

The Wausau School District notified the Marathon County Health Department at mid-morning Friday that 40 to 50 people had become sick after the dinner, said Dale Grosskurth, the county's director of environmental health and safety.

Most reported symptoms including stomach cramps and diarrhea, although some also reported fatigue and nausea.

The Health Department sent samples of food and stools from those who became ill to the state’s Department of Health Services for testing, Grosskurth said. Results could come back as early as Friday. State health officials likely will give a short questionnaire to those who became ill as well.

 

 

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