By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

By Jory Lange

8 Cortland residents are recovering from the Wild Ginger Campylobacter Outbreak.  On Main Street in Cortland, Wild Ginger temporarily closed.  8 people who ate at the Wild Ginger between October 18th and October 31st have been diagnosed with Campylobacter, a type of food poisoning.


What Caused the Wild Ginger Campylobacter Outbreak?

Undercooked poultry can cause Campylobacter.  Food that came into contact with undercooked poultry can also become cross-contaminated and cause Campylobacter.  The Cortland County Health Department is investigating to determine what caused the Wild Ginger Campylobacter outbreak.

What is Campylobacter?

Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that causes food poisoning.  Campylobacter symptoms can include diarrhea (often bloody diarrhea), fever, and abdominal cramps.  Some people may also have nausea and vomiting.

Campylobacter symptoms usually begin 2 to 5 days after eating contaminated food.  S\In most people, symptoms typically last about a week.

Campylobacter bacteria cause a type of food poisoning called Campylobacteriosis.

Cortland County Health Department

Cortland County Health Department advises that, “Anyone experiencing these symptoms after eating at Wild Ginger between October 18th and October 31st should contact their medical provider.”  People with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to complications from Campylobacteriosis.

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