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Durham Investigating Foodborne Illnesses

Posted April 1, 2008 1:40 p.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2008 1:47 p.m. EDT

— The Durham County Health Department is investigating a series of illnesses reported by customers at events catered by a Durham company over the past few weeks.

Durham County Health Director Brian Letourneau said Tuesday that 50-60 people reported feeling sick after eating at events catered by Ricks Diner. The company was closed for decontamination and has since reopened.

Letourneau said the specific illness has yet to be identified and the investigation is ongoing. health department does not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.

Most of the afflicted reported that their symptoms eased after 24 hours.