October 1, 2016

Deadly North Carolina Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak is Over

The Salmonella outbreak linked to the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina is over, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.  The final case count is 280 people sickened in seven states. Of the cases in North Carolina, 77% live in Davidson and Davie counties. Of those cases, 58% are male, 42% are between the ages of 20 and 49; 20% have visited a doctor, 13% have gone to the emergency room for treatment; 9% have been hospitalized, and one person has died. Most people, or 79%, were sickened between Tuesday, June 16, 2015 and Sunday, June 21, 2015. Lab testing found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium in a sample of BBQ taken from the restaurant. That strain matches the bacteria from a case patient; they both have the same PFGE … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q NC Salmonella Outbreak Now at 262 Sickened

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Salmonella outbreak at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina has now sickened at least 262 people. Most of those sickened live in Davidson County. Public health officials are still asking anyone who became ill with diarrhea within four days after they ate food or drank beverages at the Tarheel Q on or after Saturday, June 6, 2015, to call the Davidson County Health Department's hotline at 336-242-2300. This information is crucial to determine the size of the outbreak. Of the 262 sickened so far, patients live in 20 North Carolina counties and five other states. Of the North Carolina cases, 73% live in Davidson County and Davie County. Fifty-eight percent are male, 42% are between the ages of … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Case Total Now 248; One Dead

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there are 248 people in 6 states sickened with a "diarrheal illness" after eating at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina. Those symptoms are consistent with a Salmonella infection. This data is current as of July 1, 2015. Most of those sickened live in Davidson and Davie counties. Lab testing indicates that a BBQ sample and a sample from a patient who got sick at the beginning of this outbreak are both positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. Both samples have the same PFGE pattern. More than 50 additional clinical specimens are at the state lab, waiting results. The food that contained the bacteria may have been improperly cooked, may have been contaminated after cooking through … [Read more...]

BBQ at Tarheel Q Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, 216 Sick

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. Health authorities say the outbreak was linked to food served at the restaurant, located on Highway 64, after June 6 with about 82 percent of cases occurring between June 16th and June 21st. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms typically last four to seven … [Read more...]

Tarheel Q Restaurant NC Salmonella Outbreak Toll Reaches 197

According to the North Carolina Department of Heath and Human Services, the Salmonella outbreak among those who ate at the Tarheel Q restaurant has now sickened 197 people in 7 states as of noon Friday June 26, 2015. Those people are sick with a diarrheal illness. The restaurant is located on Highway 64 in Lexington, North Carolina. Laboratory testing has found that the BBQ sample and a sample from a patient who become sick at the beginning of the outbreak are both positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. Both samples have the same DNA, or PFGE fingerprint.   More than 20 additional clinical specimens are pending results at the state laboratory. Of those 197 patients, 54% are male, 43% are between the ages of 20 and 49. Most of the patients who live in North Carolina are from … [Read more...]

Teen Doing Mission Work Among Those Sickened in Tarheel Salmonella Outbreak

Seventeen-year-old Parker Allred was on a mission trip in Pennsylvania building houses for those in need when he got salmonellosis from a meal he ate at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC. Allred is among at least 100 others who are part of a Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to the restaurant on Highway 64 in Lexington, NC. "It feels like someone is just twisting your stomach constantly," Allred told wfmy news2.com. "It's like there is a constant pain on a scale from 1 to 10 of about 3, and then it has some times where kicks up to about a 10." Being seven hours from home made it worse, Allred told the news station. "Because you know that somehow or another you are going to have to drive that seven hours back whether you are feeling good or not." Allred said he has … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak at Tarheel Q in Lexington NC

A Salmonella outbreak at the Tarheel Q in Lexington, NC has sickened more than 30 people, according to the Davidson County Health Department. At least seven people have been hospitalized, All of those sickened, reported that they had eaten at the restaurant, located on Highway 64, several days before becoming ill with symptoms of a Salmonella infection including diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. “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 Davidson County Health Department Director Monecia Thomas. “We would like to thank the restaurant for their cooperation.   The restaurant has been diligent and responsive during this … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak At Proper Restaurant in Boone, NC

The Appalachian District Health Department is investigating a Salmonella outbreak associated with the Proper restaurant in Boone, North Carolina. As of Monday, June 9, 2014, there are 37 people with the signs and symptoms "consistent with Salmonellosis" according to public health officials. Seven of those people are confirmed cases. No one has ben hospitalized, and no one has died. The Health Department is asking anyone who ate or drank beverages at the Proper restaurant at 142 South Water Street on or after Saturday, May 17, 2014, and started having diarrhea within three days to call the department at 828-264-6635. After hours calls will be answered by on-call staff. The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, … [Read more...]

Holiday Inn Salmonella Food Poisoning Victims File Lawsuits

Two of 99 Salmonella food poisoning victims have filed lawsuits against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux, a North Carolina hotel, and Aromas Hotels LLC.  The lawsuits, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, allege the women, both residents of Fayettevelle, NC contracted Salmonella infections after eating at the Cafe Bordeaux in the hotel at 1707 Owen Drive. The lawsuits (case numbers 13 CVS 4175 and 13 CVS 4176) seek compensation for the women, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. Both women are part of the Salmonella outbreak associated with eating food prepared in the Holiday Inn Bordeaux kitchen on May 7-8. The food was served on the premises at banquets, in the Cafe Bordeaux and in the All American Sports Bar and Grill, … [Read more...]

Holiday Inn Linked to Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak, Investigation of Fayetteville, NC, Hotel Restaurants Continues

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health,the N.C.Division of Public Health, and lawyers are continuing their investigation of the Salmonella outbreak linked to restaurants at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux. There are 18 individuals with signs and symptoms of a Salmonella infection, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Four of them are hospitalized. Salmonella can cause serious complications, including reactive arthritis, colitis, meningitis (Salmonella in the brain), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sepsis.  Salmonella infections are sometimes fatal. The investigation is focused on food served at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux from May 1 to May 8, 2013.  The hotel has two restaurants, the All American Sports Bar and Grill and The Café Bordeaux, and a … [Read more...]

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