Cases of disease associated with feces-contaminated products more than doubles
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The number of cases of people infected with a disease linked to feces contaminated water and products has more than doubled, according to the health department.
The Onondaga County Health Department confirmed that 34 cases – including 21 confirmed cases and 13 probable cases – have occurred in the Syracuse area.
They say about half of the infections occurred in children less than 10 years old. The symptoms include fever, painful diarrhea, and stomach cramps.
The symptoms can last between five and seven days after a one to three-day incubation period.
The county still has yet to identify the source of the infections.
They stress that people can avoid spreading the highly contagious condition by washing their hands thoroughly.
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