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Ask Us Answered-Brevard NC


Last updated 8/27/2018 at 2:40pm

Why did the county health department not name a local restaurant or restaurants as a possible source/s of the recent gastrointestinal illness outbreak?

Tara Rybka, the department’s public health educator, provided the following response: There has been much speculation about a possible source of the recent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in Transylvania County. But a public health investigation must look at all possible options and rely on science and data to draw conclusions.

After contacting 82 people seen in the emergency room and 485 individuals who reported illness to us, our...

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