110 inmates at ND jail show symptoms of stomach illness

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — More than 100 inmates at a North Dakota county jail are receiving treatment after they showed symptoms of a stomach illness.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office says inmates began showing symptoms overnight, including diarrhea and upset stomach, and by 6 a.m. Wednesday, the number of ill inmates reached 110. The facility was housing 282 inmates at the time the outbreak began.

Capt. Andrew Frobig with the sheriff's office says the local health department is helping the sheriff's office investigate the outbreak including its cause. He says no inmates are reporting worsening symptoms.

Frobig says the Fargo Cass Public Health is collecting stool samples from inmates to determine if bacteria caused the outbreak. He says the health department's staff has already walked through the kitchen, but hasn't tested food samples yet.

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