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SALMONELLOSIS - USA (16): (NORTH CAROLINA) CHURCH BARBECUE

9/18/2013

Jessica Pickens

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Shelby (NC) Star [edited]
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www.shelbystar.com/news/local/health-officials-illnesses-linked-to-local-church-bbq-1.204145

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Health officials say at least 9 people have reported illnesses suspected to be salmonellosis after attending a recent local church barbecue that attracts about 5000 people each year. Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby has hosted its barbecue fundraiser for about 50 years, Pastor Garin Hill said.

This year's event was Sat 7 Sep 2013, and people started reporting illnesses in relation to the barbecue Tue 10 Sep 2013, according to a Cleveland County Health Department news release. 6 Cleveland County residents and 3 Rutherford County residents have reported illnesses, and 5 people have been hospitalized, according to health officials.

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