November 10, 2007: Catawba County Salmonella Outbreak – 176 Ill With Salmonella After Eating At Newton, NC, Restaurant

Catawba County Salmonella Outbreak News – Catawba County Health officials report a total of 176 individuals with symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning in connection with a Newton, North Carolina, restaurant foodborne illness outbreak.

Twenty-five of the reported Salmonella illnesses are laboratory confirmed. Most of the food poisoning victims had eaten at Carniceria y Taqueria Hermanos Chavez off U.S. 321 Business in Newton, according to Maria Reese, a spokeswoman for Catawba County Public Health.

Although the restaurant was closed on November 2, has reported that the restaurant is once again serving food.

To report Salmonella symptoms, or for more information about Salmonella testing, please call the Catawba County Public Health Department at 828-695-5800.

“Through the cooperation of the local hospitals and medical community Catawba County Public Health has been able to quickly respond to this outbreak,” stated Doug Urland, Health Director at Catawba County Public Health. “Additional resources from surrounding counties and state government have enhanced our capabilities to intervene efficiently and effectively.”

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