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KDHE Investigates Possible Bacterial Outbreak

 KDHE investigates a possible bacterial outbreak in Anderson County.

 The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department are in the preliminary stages of investigating individuals ill with campylobacteriosis  possibly associated with Trade Winds Bar and Grill in Garnett, Kansas. Anyone who visited Trade Winds Bar and Grill between July 14, 2023 and August 9, 2023 and later experienced symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, is encouraged to report their symptoms to KDHE.

Campylobacteriosis infections are associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry or from contamination of other foods by these items. This illness does not usually spread from one person to another but can when an infected person does not wash their hands with soap and water appropriately after using the restroom or before preparing food. Symptoms usually start within two to five days after exposure and most people recover without specific treatment.

 KDHE and SEKMCHD are working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) to ensure proper food safety practices are in place at the restaurant. K-D-A inspectors completed an investigation on 8/15 and provided compliance assistance to the business. Those who visited the Trade Winds Bar and Grill and experienced symptoms can report them to KDHE through this website or by calling (785) 448-6559 in Anderson County or 877-427-7317 outside of Anderson County.

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