Arapahoe County Fair attendees sick with salmonella

Health department officials have confirmed that seven people became ill at the Arapahoe County Fair in Colorado from salmonella. The exact source of the contamination has not yet been pinpointed. The Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health are continuing to investigate the illnesses that occurred from July 21 to July 29 among fairgoers, especially those who attended 4-H events there.

Health officials are urging anyone who attended the Arapahoe County Fair, particularly the 4-H exhibits, to report any symptoms that may be related to salmonella. Often, the numbers of those impacted by food poisoning will increase as additional people seek medical attention and their illnesses are reported to health officials.

Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria. Infected individuals typically begin to experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. The diarrhea, which may be bloody, may start suddenly and without warning. Other symptoms occur less frequently, including headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, and fatigue.

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