106: The Division of Public Health of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with Local Health Departments is investigating an outbreak of E. coli infection in 106 people who attended the Cleveland County Fair. Preliminary findings suggest animal exposure may be the source of this outbreak.
As of 2 p.m., 64 children* and 42 adults are known to be/have been affected by this outbreak. Twelve individuals* have been or are currently hospitalized. The county case counts are as follows: Cleveland County – 61, Gaston County – 18*, Lincoln County – 14, Catawba County – 1, Mecklenburg – 1, Union County – 3, Rutherford – 4, York County, South Carolina – 2, Cherokee County, South Carolina – 2 *this number includes one death related to the outbreak
113: According to the Columbian, Clark County health officials are still trying to determine the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 113. Clark County Public Health reports 38 confirmed and 75 probable cases of salmonella as of Thursday afternoon, but the calls continue to trickle in as people hear about the outbreak. Most of the Salmonella cases tied to the restaurant are among adult customers; five food handlers were also sickened. Eight people with Salmonella have been hospitalized. As of Thursday, seven of the eight have been released from the hospital.
Health officials are still interviewing people reporting symptoms after eating at On the Border Mexican restaurant between September 20 and October 8, when officials closed the eatery to stop the spread of Salmonella.