A Salmonella outbreak at Proper restaurant in Boone, NC has sickened nine people, according to the Appalachian District Health Department. Five of the cases are confirmed, there have been no hospitalizations.
Those who became ill said they had eaten at the restaurant one to three days before developing symptoms which include diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. Their visits to the restaurant, which is located at is located at 142 S Water Street, were on or after Saturday, May 17.
“We are still investigating to determine the source (or sources) of infection. We are also actively working with restaurant management to resolve this as soon as possible,” said Beth Lovette, Health Director. “We would like to thank the restaurant for their cooperation. The restaurant has been diligent and responsive during this process and we appreciate their commitment to the safety of their customers.”
Health officials want anyone who ate at the restaurant and became sick to contact the health department, even if they have recovered. Lovette said they may have information that can hep investigators identify the source of the outbreak. They also remind consumers that meats and eggs should be cooked thoroughly before eating, only consume dairy and juice products that have been pasteurized, and thoroughly wash hands after contact with animals or using the restroom and before eating or preparing food.