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Event title

United States - Campylobacter in Potters Pond

Event category

Biological origin - Infection hazard

Severity

Low

Event date (UTC)

2021-09-15 06:14:55

Last update (UTC)

2021-09-15 06:14:55

Latitude

41.394835

Longitude

-71.53752

Area range

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Potters Pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced an outbreak of illnesses linked to Potters Pond in the wake of an investigation into the shellfish harvested in the area. A shellfish sample that was collected by RIDOH tested positive for Campylobacter lari. Thus far, 7 people have been linked to this shellfish outbreak.The agency has contacted all commercial fisheries to advise them to not sell shellfish harvested from the area. Also, the area has been closed until further notice. RIDOH is collecting additional shellfish samples for further testing.Those who believe they are ill after eating shellfish are urged to seek medical attention and report their illnesses to the local health department. People with Campylobacter infection usually have diarrhea (often bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. Nausea and vomiting may accompany the diarrhea. These symptoms usually start two to five days after the person ingests Campylobacter and last about one week. In some cases, individuals can develop more serious complications.
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