Health of 110 inmates in ND who became ill improving

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The health of the more than 100 inmates at a North Dakota county jail who became ill this week is improving.

A total of 110 Inmates at the Cass County Jail showed symptoms including nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea Tuesday.

Capt. Andrew Frobig with the sheriff's office says no new cases associated with the outbreak have been reported. He says the jail is open for business and the inmates are going about their routines.

The facility was housing 282 inmates at the time the outbreak began.

Frobig says it has not been determined whether the outbreak was foodborne. He says the jail is asking inmates to identify the specific food items and condiments they consumed before the outbreak began.

The Fargo Cass Public Health is testing stool samples from inmates.

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