According to press reports, there are now eight confirmed cases of the Campylobacteriosis infection.

More tests are pending, and Pepin County Wisconsin health officials hope to have those results by Thursday morning.

We’re told the infection can be contracted by eating or drinking food or water that has come into some type of contact with fecal matter from either an infected person or an animal.

So far more than 50 Durand High School students have been forced to stay home with flu-like symptoms.

The Pepin County Health Department says it will continue to investigate these illnesses.

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