Monday, 12 November 2007 21:59
Health officials in Catawba County say a salmonella
outbreak that may have resulted in 176 ill people has been contained.
176 victims, 31 have tested positive for the bacteria. Most people with
salmonella symptoms ate at Hermanos Chavez off U.S. 321 business two weeks ago.
Authorities have not identified any other sources. No new cases have been
reported since November 9. Symptoms of the illness include diarrhea, vomiting,
cramping, headache and/or fever. People experiencing symptoms of salmonella
should not work with children, food or in health care. For more information,