New Richmond campylobacter outbreak

3/13/2006 9:00:00 PM
Mel Robertson
Lifestyle Editor/Reporter
State and county officials continue to investigate a bacterial outbreak at New Richmond.
“The only thing we know is we had an outbreak,” Montgomery County Sanitarian Ron Posthauer said. “Nothing’s been confirmed yet. There may be evidence to point in certain directions but it’s not responsible to speculate.”
In February, the town of New Richmond suffered from an outbreak of campylobacteriosis. More than two cases is considered an outbreak, Posthauer said.
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious bacterial disease, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Web site, www.cdc.gov. Symptoms of the infection include diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and fever within two to five days of being infected, the CDC Web site states. Symptoms typically last about a week.


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