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2017 Gastroenteritis Among Attendees of the Shell Shocked Oyster Festival, Ocean City, Maryland

Maryland public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of the "Shell Shocked" Oyster Festival held at Fager's Island restaurant on November 4. As many as 164 patrons reported symptoms.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Fager's Island Shell Shocked
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 164
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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