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Folks sick after attending health fair

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Monte Vista’s 9Health Fair did not turn out to be that healthy for about three dozen attendees who experienced upset stomachs afterwards.

Health officials announced yesterday they suspected the source of numerous instances of recent gastrointestinal (GI) illness was food borne.

Rio Grande County Public Health Director Emily Brown stated that of the individuals interviewed, 37 had attended the 9Health Fair in Monte Vista either on Friday, April 4, and/or Saturday, April 5 and had experienced gastrointestinal illness symptoms afterwards. Brown said only one of those experienced symptoms severe enough to seek emergency medical care, and there were no hospitalizations.

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