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Public Health investigating after 7 farm workers become sick

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 15:35:40-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern Public Health is investigating after seven farm workers became sick while working.

According to Public Health, an environmental team responded to the area of Whisler Road and McCombs Road near Highway 43 after seven farm workers reported symptoms of shakiness, nausea, and scratchy throats.

All seven were taken to a medical provider at 4100 Truxtun Avenue.

Public Health says six people were reportedly feeling better when they arrived.

One person was taken to the hospital due to underlying health issues. Hazmat crews were called out to the medical center and washed down the person in the parking lot as a precaution before transporting them.

Public Health is investigating the cause of the sickness. Public Health says so far, nothing indicates there was an exposure, however the investigation is ongoing.