Park attendees become ill


The New York State Department of Health reports that more than 100 cases of gastrointestinal illness may be linked to a water spray area at Seneca Lake State Park.

State Health Commissioner Antonia Novella said in a news release Tuesday that people who attended the park spray grounds since late July and are experiencing diarrhea, abdominal; cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache or loss of appetite should contact their health care provider. Health care workers with patient contact and food service workers should notify their employers if they are experiencing gastrointestinal illness, and children and staff should refrain from attending day care if they show symptoms.

There has been one confirmed case of Cryptosporidiosis in Wayne County and additional tests are pending to determine the cause. The spray grounds at Seneca Lake State Park have been temporarily closed