Third lawsuit in salmonella outbreak at Fayetteville hotel - WRBL

Third lawsuit in salmonella outbreak at Fayetteville hotel

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

A third lawsuit has been filed against the Holiday Inn Fayetteville - Bordeaux in response to a salmonella outbreak that left more than 70 people sick.

The lawsuit was filed in Cumberland County Superior Court on behalf of Asheville resident Lacey Townsend. 

Townsend claims she became ill with a salmonella infection after eating food purchased from the hotel on May 8 and 9. The lawsuit states that the food "was adulterated, not fit for human consumption, and ... was not reasonably safe as designed, manufactured, or sold."

The lawsuit claims she became ill with symptoms of a salmonella infection on May 10 and went to the emergency room on two occasions for treatment. The complaint states that Townsend is experiencing ongoing symptoms of salmonella infection and continues to receive medical care.

The lawsuit seeks more than $10,000 in damages.

Health officials are worried that the outbreak could spread nationwide because the hotel is alongside Interstate 95.

The health department and the North Carolina Division of Public Health continue to ask individuals who consumed food or beverages at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville - Bordeaux since May 1 and then developed symptoms within three days of that visit to call the county Health Department at (910) 433-3638.

Symptoms consistent with salmonella infections are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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