50 fall ill after Irish Picnic in Tenn

I watched Miller’s Crossing again a couple of times over the weekend so am steeped in all things Irish – about as far as I want to be.

In McEwen, Tennessee, they have an annual Irish Picnic and this year, at least 50 people have been stricken with what looks like a Salmonella outbreak.

The State Department of Health said a few of those who reported the illness tested positive for Salmonella enterica.

Shelley Walker with the Health Department said they are also interviewing others who attended the festival on July 27-28, but did not become sick.

They are testing various food items from the event, but have not identified the source of the illness.

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