The Chetek Alert reports that the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services has received information about a possible E. Coli foodborne illness outbreak, possibly related to a Habitat for Humanity fund-raising dinner on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Kaye Thompson, Barron County Health Officer, and Randy Wilson, Barron County Sanitarian, are asking that any person that participated in the fund-raising dinner and is experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting or fever to contact the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services at (715) 537-6580, and to see a physician.
"We’re working on it right now, but we are in the early stages," says Thompson. "We need to get the word out so people will call us. It’s pretty important."