WRAL reports that 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.
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.