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Officials investigate salmonella outbreak at Arapahoe County Fair

Posted: 12:17 PM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-10 18:17:55Z

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella at the Arapahoe County Fair after several attendees, especially those attending 4-H events from July 21 to July 29, began exhibiting symptoms of the infection.

Seven cases of Salmonella have been identified so far, according to a Tri-County Health Department release. The source of the Salmonella has not been identified.

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes an intestinal infection. Symptoms include diarrhea (sometimes bloody) and stomach cramps, and sometimes fever, nausea, and vomiting. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.

Tri-County health officials say people who attended the fair and are now exhibiting symptoms of salmonella infection should go to their doctor.