Cumberland Co. health director says salmonella outbreak 'over' - WRBL

Cumberland Co. health director says salmonella outbreak 'over'

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Health officials linked an outbreak of salmonella to the restaurants at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville - Bordeaux. Health officials linked an outbreak of salmonella to the restaurants at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville - Bordeaux.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

The Cumberland County health director declared the county's salmonella outbreak over Wednesday, saying there have been no new cases since May 15.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health says at least 103 people have reported signs or symptoms consistent with salmonella infections. Health Director Buck Wilson, however, says there have been no new cases with onset symptoms after May 15.

"The last date for onset of sickness is May 15, an indication that control measures put in place to prevent further spread of the illness appear to be working," said Health Director Buck Wilson.

At least 12 of those who reported symptoms are out of state, and six people have been hospitalized.

The announcement comes as a third lawsuit has been filed against the Holiday Inn Fayetteville - Bordeaux. 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."

Townsend's lawsuit follows lawsuits from Tara Foster, of Buncombe County, and Lucille Thompson, of Fayetteville, alleging hotel owners served food that was "not fit for human consumption."

The hotel's general manager, Scooter Deal, said the first 14 reported cases were all staff members at the hotel, including himself.

All of the people appear to have eaten at the All American Sports Bar and Grill and The Café Bordeaux within the hotel.

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

Deal said the health department investigators have asked questions of the restaurant kitchen staff and reviewed how they handled food. They are also checking what foods were shipped to the hotel.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the Health Department and the North Carolina Division of Public Health are asking that people who have experienced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea within three days of eating or consuming beverages at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux since May 1 to call the county Health Department at (910) 433-3638.

The Health Department has set up a "Salmonella Hotline" at (910) 433-3824. Cape Fear Valley Health System has a Care Link health education line staffed by registered nurses.

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