Salmonella outbreak linked to Maryland fish fry?

WBOC-TV reports that Wicomico County Health Department officials say they believe an increase in the number of people visiting the hospital with salmonellosis is related to a fish fry held in Salisbury.

The fish fry in question occurred on Friday, July 1 at a home on Delaware Avenue in Salisbury. According to the health department, the emergency department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury has reported an increase in the number of hospital visits related to gastrointestinal illness involving salmonella and one other unspecified type of bacteria.

In addition to fish, goat was also served at the event, health department officials noted.

Anyone who may have attended the fish fry is asked to contact the health department’s community services division at (410) 543-6943 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or call (410) 543-6996 after hours.