Tarheel Q: The majority of the cases have occurred among residents of Davidson County. We are asking anyone who became ill with diarrhea within four days after they ate food or drank beverages from Tarheel Q on or after Saturday, June 6th to call the Davidson County Health Department’s hotline at 336-242-2300. Collecting this information is important to help officials determine the size and scope of the outbreak.
Davidson County Health Department Press Release
248 cases of diarrheal illness associated with eating food from Tarheel Q Restaurant have been identified.
- Of these 248, case distribution includes 19 North Carolina counties and 5 states
- Of the North Carolina cases 72% of cases are residents of Davidson County and Davie County
- Laboratory testing indicates that the BBQ sample and a sample from a patient who became ill during the beginning of the outbreak are both positive for Salmonella species. The serogroup was found to be Typhimurium. Both samples have the same PFGE pattern (i.e. DNA fingerprint).
- Over 50 additional clinical specimens are pending results at the state lab
- Of these 248 cases,
- 56% are male
- 41% are between the ages of 20 and 49
- 20% have visited their provider
- 13% have visited the ED
- 6% have been hospitalized
- 1 death has been identified (Further details regarding the deceased are not available to protect patient confidentiality.)
79% of cases had illness onset dates between Tuesday, June 16, 2015, and Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Boise Co-op: The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is investigating a salmonella outbreak associated with the Boise Co-op deli – specifically food purchased from the deli after June 1, 2015.
As of July 1, 2015, approximately 290 cases of Salmonella are associated with this outbreak. Preliminary test results showed Salmonella growth in raw turkey, tomatoes and onion. However, additional laboratory tests are pending and the specific cause of the outbreak remains undetermined.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from the feces of people or animals to other people or other animals. There are many different kinds of Salmonella bacteria.
Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most common in the United States.
- Report Foodborne Illness Here
- Or call the salmonella information line at 321-2222 with questions or to file a report
Supermercado Los Corrales: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports that as of Wednesday, June 3rd, Salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint has been found in 35 patients. Divisions of Health official’s say 70 sick people have been identified during an investigation into Supermercado Los Corrales. Salmonella has been confirmed in a total of 35 patients.
Based on interviews that have been conducted and laboratory testing, the source of the Salmonella outbreak has been determined to be pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales during Mother’s Day weekend (May 8th through 10th).
Laboratory testing conducted at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection isolated Salmonella from leftover carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales on Sunday, May 10th. Further testing performed at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene confirmed the Salmonella had the same DNA fingerprint as the patient isolates.
As of Wednesday, June 3rd, health officials have given Supermercado Los Corrales officials the green light to reopen the facility’s food preparation area, which had been closed during this investigation.
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