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UPDATED: Wicomico Health Department Conducts Foodborne Illness Investigation

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SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County Health Department officials said they believe an increase in the number of people visiting the hospital with foodborne illness is related to a fish fry held in Salisbury.

The fish fry in question occurred on Friday, July 1 at a home on Delaware Avenue in Salisbury. According to the health department, the emergency department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury has reported an increase in the number of hospital visits related to gastrointestinal illness involving salmonella and one other unspecified type of bacteria.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal illness include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

So far between eight and 11 people who attended the fish fry have reported being ill, according to the heatlh department. In addition to fish, goat and cabbage were also served at the event, health department officials noted. The people selling the food did not have a permit required to cook and sell food out of a private home, according to the health department.

Anyone who may have attended the fish fry, which officials said was promoted as the "Fish Fry and Goat Roast Fundraising Event," is asked to contact the health department's community services division at (410) 543-6943 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or call (410) 543-6996 after hours.

Health department officials said that even if you are not currently experiencing these symptoms and you attended the event, you are still encouraged to call in order to let officials know exactly what food products you consumed.

 

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