Diseases and Illnesses

Number of people sickened at oyster event at Ocean City restaurant rises

Number of people sickened at oyster event at Ocean City restaurant rises

The number of people who got sick after attending a beer and oyster festival at Fager’s Island Restaurant in Ocean City earlier this month has risen to 164, but the cause of the outbreak is still unknown.

Officials with The Maryland Department of Health said Tuesday that they will continue to work with the Worcester County Health Department to determine what led to the illnesses. Patrons who attended the event on Nov. 4 suffered from symptoms of gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the lining of the intestines. The condition is caused by a bacteria, parasites or...

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