Zach Murdock reports that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating about nine cases of Salmonella poisoning in Beaufort County, including one illness matched to a national cluster of salmonella, according to a state spokeswoman.
The department has received reports of eight people with gastrointestinal symptoms, and laboratory testing has confirmed several are salmonella infections, spokeswoman Cassandra Harris said Friday.
Health officials have not determined if there is a common source that might have caused the illnesses, but the investigation is ongoing, she said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has asked for the department’s help investigating a separate, single case of salmonella poisoning that matches a national cluster of salmonella, Harris said.
Further details about when and where the illnesses occurred in Beaufort County were not immediately available Friday afternoon.