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NC Salmonella Outbreak Investigation Expands Into Spartanburg Co.

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NC Health Officials Cite Salmonella Outbreak NC Health Officials Cite Salmonella Outbreak
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. -

North Carolina health officials are expanding their investigation of a salmonella outbreak into Spartanburg County.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says the outbreak stemmed from a barbeque dinner at the Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby. As many as 5,000 people attended the event on September 7, 2013.

The Cleveland County and Rutherford County Health Departments have joined the state health agency in an investigation into the outbreak. Nine cases have been confirmed, including 5 in Rutherford County. There are another 41 probable cases in that area. Investigators are also looking into probable cases in Gaston County and Spartanburg, S.C.

Officials say those people who attended the dinner and became ill with intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting should consult their health care provider and inform them about being exposure at this event. In addition, people who bought food at the dinner and brought it home should throw it out.

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