- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - State health officials say food poisoning caused an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that sickened about three dozen people attending a wedding reception outside Syracuse two months ago.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1Rk8cob ) that the Department of Health says today its lab tested samples collected from some of the approximately 35 people who became ill while attending a reception held July 31 at the Arrowhead Lodge, an Onondaga County-owned venue located in Brewerton on the western end of Oneida Lake.

The agency says the results came back positive for staph aureus enterotoxin infection, a type of food poisoning. The illness is caused by eating foods contaminated with toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria.

At least nine of the guests were taken to local emergency rooms.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com

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