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DeKalb health officials working with CDC for outbreak


The DeKalb County Board of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a gastrointestinal illness that has reportedly impacted over four dozen employees of the CDC during the last few days.


“We are investigating all the reports we are receiving,” said Dr. Sandra Ford, District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health. “We will continue to work with the CDC.”  


Employees reported to have contracted the illness worked in the CDC-occupied building in DeKalb County. Several employees with the illness have been telecommunicating from home, officials said.


Employees were sent home early on May 23 and have been encouraged to telecommute for the time being. The affected building is leased in DeKalb and Ford says the board of health will continue to work with the CDC until the issue of the illness and its origin is resolved. 

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