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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 2, 2014

Racers Contract Campylobacter Infection on Nevada Obstacle Course

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JAMA. 2014;312(1):21. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7053

Public health investigators implicated a 2012 long-distance, obstacle-adventure race on a Nevada cattle ranch in 22 cases of acute diarrheal disease from Campylobacter coli infection.

Health officials launched the investigation after 3 active-duty military personnel who participated in the race sought emergency medical care for fever, vomiting, and hemorrhagic diarrhea. Another 19 cases were identified among military personnel and civilians who also were in the race.

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