June 1, 2023

Holiday Inn Salmonella Outbreak Over, NC Health Officials Say

The Holiday Inn Salmonella outbreak, associated with the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, North Carolina has ended after sickening 103 people, North Carolina health officials say. The outbreak, which was first reported on May 14, was linked to the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Cumberland County. No new cases have been added with onset of illness beginning later than May 15.

SalmonellaThe NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Epidemiology Team is writing a final report on this outbreak. The report will be released publicly when complete.

Those who became ill ate at the hotel’s Cafe Bordeaux or All American Sports Bar Grill.  Their symptoms included nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or blood in the stool. Health officials  have not yet identified a specific food source of the outbreak.

Salmonella infections, called salmonellosis,  can be serious and sometimes life-threatening. They can also lead to long-term complications including colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, meningitis, sepsis and reactive arthritis which causes painful inflammation in the joints that can last for weeks or months.

A number of lawsuits have been filed in connection with this outbreak. The plaintiffs are seeking  compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.



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