There’s a salmonellosis outbreak going on in western North Carolina. According to WYFF4.com, 27 individuals are part of a cluster of illnesses linked to Salmonella Paratyphi B infections.
Communicable Disease Nurses and Environmental Health Specialists are conducting interviews with people who currently have or have had the infection, reviewing laboratory reports and inspecting food sources that may be linked to the outbreak.Communicable disease experts from the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as food specialists from the N.C. Department of Agriculture are assisting with the investigations.
As of Friday morning, 27 possible cases have been identified. The source of contamination had not been confirmed.
All cases appear to have been associated with residence or travel to Buncombe County since Feb. 28, 2012.