The Onondaga County Health Department now says 60 people have been infected by Campylobacter after eating raw clams served at an event at Hinerwadel’s Grove in North Syracuse.
The Health Department says so far, all of the illnesses have been linked to a clambake that occurred on September 15th for the CNY Builders Exchange. Approximately 3,800 members attended that clambake.
The reported symptoms are related to Campylobacter, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, cramps, and fever. The incubation period for the infection is usually two to five days, but it can last as long as 10 days. Symptoms can last up to two weeks. In rare instances Guillain-Barré Syndrome may develop.