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Sheep Droppings Plus Mud Equals Campylobacter Outbreak At Wales Bike Race

Last March when we wrote here about an outbreak of Campylobacter being attributed to the mud in a bike race up in British Columbia, we thought it was a one-time weird event. We were wrong. It has happened again.

We have this report from  Wales via Metro. Co.UK:

“Mud contaminated with sheep faeces was the most likely cause of 161 cyclists falling ill at a competition.

“The outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea at the Mountain Bike Marathon, in Wales, was probably caused by Campylobacter in mud liquidised by heavy overnight rain, a report said on Tuesday.

The July incident, in Builth Wells, was investigated by the National Public Health Service for Wales.”

Guess there is never a good time to be sheep dip.