BOONE – Healthcare workers are calling on people who have eaten or purchased food from the Masonic Snow Lodge barbecue on Friday July 19 at 240 Temple Drive, Boone, to monitor gastrointestinal symptoms that include nausea, vomiting , diarrhea or abdominal
There are eight laboratory confirmed cases of food-borne illness and a number of others who have shown similar symptoms of gastrointestinal complaints that everyone ate at the barbecue pool, AppHealthCare, the local health department. July 1
"We have no confirmed source of the disease, but we are actively conducting a thorough study to identify it with the support of the Public Health Department of the National Health Service, the regional health system in Apalachi, the Batauga County Emergency Management, and the Masonic Lodge. Every purchased food should be discarded and not eaten, as there is a risk that it may be contaminated, "said Jennifer Green, Health Director.
AppHealthCare staffs work closely with members of Masonic Snow Lodge, who fully cooperate with the investigation.
"We are saddened by this news and we are committed to working closely with the health department while continuing our investigation. We urge people to follow the guidelines shared by the health department, "said Kenny Kaufman, master of the Boone Magic Lodge.
If you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, stay home, and if you are working with a high-risk setting such as childcare, nutrition or health care, you should be out of work until you have no symptoms. Take appropriate precautions and dehydration treatments. Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms associated with gastrointestinal disorders that include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain. The most common food-borne diseases are norovirus, salmonella, Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter. In the most affected individuals, symptoms of food poisoning include vomiting and diarrhea, but in some cases such life-threatening complications as organ damage occur.
In severe cases, food-borne illnesses can cause serious acute illnesses, long-term health problems, or death. Young children, pregnant women, adults over 65, and people with weak immune systems are more likely to get food poisoning, and if they get sick, they may have more severe symptoms.
• High temperature (above 102 ° F measured through the mouth).
• Bloody stool
• A frequent vomiting that prevents you from taking fluids. of dehydration including decreased urination, dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up.
• Diary Disease That Lasts More Than 3 Days
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