Raw clams sicken 60 with campy in NY

The Onondaga County Health Department says 60 people have become ill because of raw clams served at an event at Hinerwadel’s Grove in North Syracuse.

The Health Department says so far, all of the illnesses have been linked to a clambake September 15th for the CNY Builders Exchange. Approximately 3,800 members attended that clambake.

The reported symptoms are related to campylobacter, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, cramps, and fever. The incubation period for the infection is usually two to five days, but it can last as long as 10 days. Symptoms can last up to two weeks.

The Health Department is asking that anyone who ate at the facility and became ill to call (315) 435-6607.


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