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The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following 3 confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera associated with the consumption of herring eggs on kelp/seaweed. - Nanaimo

Community Health Warning posted: 23-Mar-2018 10:45 AM PDT

The disease is characterized by sudden onset vomiting, nausea and profuse painless watery diarrhea. This can lead to rapid severe dehydration and subsequent metabolic, renal and cardiac com-plications. However, most infections are asymptomatic or mild diarrhea only. If symptomatic, please see your health care provider. An outbreak investigation is ongoing.

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