The Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department updated their investigation into reports of illness associated with having eaten at Proper restaurant in Boone since mid May. As of 1pm on Monday, June 9th, there were 37 individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with Salmonellosis. Seven of these individuals are confirmed cases. Mid day Friday, there had been 9 suspected cases. The Health Department points out that none have been hospitalized and no one has died. The Health Department is working with the N.C. Division of Public Health and the management of Proper Restaurant to find the cause of the outbreak.
The Health Department is asking anyone who ate food or drank beverages from Proper Restaurant 142 S Water Street, Boone on or after Saturday, May 17, and started having diarrhea within three days of eating or drinking to call the department at 828-264-6635. If individuals call after hours or on the weekend, they should stay on the line to be connected to their on-call staff.