The Cumberland County Department of Public Health continues to investigate the source of a Salmonella infection outbreak announced May 14 at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux, 1707 Owen Drive.

To date, 99 cases of individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with Salmonella infection have been reported.  Six people have been hospitalized.

“The last date for onset of sickness is May 15, an indication that control measures put in place to prevent further spread of the illness appear to be working,” said Health Director Buck Wilson. As part of the ongoing investigation, the Health Department and the North Carolina Division of Public Health continue to ask any individuals who have experienced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea within three days of eating or consuming beverages at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux since May 1 to call the county Health Department at 910-433-3638.

The Holiday Inn Bordeaux serves food at two restaurants, the All American Sports Bar and Grill and the Café Bordeaux, and from a banquet kitchen.

The Health Department has set up a “Salmonella Hotline” at 910-433-3824.

Cape Fear Valley Health System has a Care Link health education line staffed by registered nurses. Call at 615-LINK (5465) with questions about Salmonella infection.