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Nash County investigating reports of food-related illness

Posted May 4, 2012

— The Nash County Health Department is investigating several reports of gastroenteritis that it says might be associated with a local steakhouse.

But Nash County's health director, Bill Hill, said in a news release Friday that no specific illness or positive association with the Ribeyes Steakhouse in Nashville has been confirmed.

He did not say how many reports the health department has received, but did say they have been mild cases.

The restaurant is fully cooperating with the investigation, Hill said.

The best way to prevent general gastrointestinal illness is to practice proper hand-washing, especially after using the restroom, changing diapers, before eating and preparing food, and when caring for a sick person.

Anyone with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and remain at home until all symptoms are gone to prevent infecting others.


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  • itwasnotme May 9, 2012

    May be they need to check out the sewage odor that hits you when standing in the parking lot. Some have said they have noticed the odor inside. Seems to be an old problem. We were lucky as we had dinner there 05/05 and did not get sick. Thinking back, our waitress got sick and had to leave before our meal was complete. I don't think we will be going back any time soon.

  • bluntzmon May 4, 2012

    Im running for prez in 2016

  • anonemoose May 4, 2012

    Who said Obama caused this???

    I said he kept me from getting possibly getting sick. I thought that was a positive thing.

  • Ol Forrester May 4, 2012

    I knew you two would have President Obama as the cause of even this.

  • elvisdaisy2 May 4, 2012

    Last week we learned Obama's two favorite steaks are rib eye … and seeing eye.

  • anonemoose May 4, 2012

    This makes me glad about hope and change not working...

    I'm too broke to eat out.