A Salmonella Typhimurium strain found in a sample of BBQ from Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC matches a strain found in one of the 216 customers who became sick after eating there, according to the North Carolina Health Department. At least 12 people have been hospitalized.
Residents from 15 North Carolina counties and five other states are involved in the outbreak. But most, 77 percent, are form Davidson and Davie counties in North Carolina.
Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms typically last four to seven days.
Serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in young children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems.