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Salmonella cases in Fayetteville up to 51

Posted May 17, 2013

— The number of salmonella cases in Fayetteville continues to rise, with a total of 51 people showing symptoms of the bacterial infection, Cumberland County health officials said Friday.

The number marks an increase from 44 cases reported Thursday and 16 first reported Tuesday. Five people have been hospitalized.

Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville Cumberland public health officials battle salmonella outbreak

All of the patients reported eating at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, and health officials are asking anyone who ate or drank at the hotel since May 1 to be aware of symptoms, including diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

The hotel has two restaurants: All American Sports Bar and Grill and The Café Bordeaux. There is also a banquet kitchen.

Salmonella bacteria are transmitted through contaminated food or water or contact with an infected animal or person.

Most infected people recover within four to seven days, but some require hospitalization and antibiotics. Frequent hand washing, especially after using the bathroom or handling food, is the best preventive measure, experts say.

Anyone who developed symptoms after eating at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux last week is asked to call the health department at 910-433-3638.

For more information, call the “salmonella hotline” at 910-433-3824.

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  • Wolfheel Tarpack May 17, 2013

    Wonder if some disgruntled employee watched the movie, The Help? Crazy so many could get so sick. The rooms there are filthy.