Arkansas Salmonella outbreak centers on Stuttgart restaurant

August 24, 2017

Epidemiological work by the Arkansas Department of Health suggests an outbreak involving as many as 30 people in the Stuttgart, AR, is likely centered on the local Chuck Wagon Restaurant.

In a statement Wednesday, the department (ADH) said it has four confirmed cases of salmonella in the outbreak, which it began investigating Aug. 18. The department’s medical director, Dr. Gary Wheeler, told THV-TV Channel 11 news on Wednesday that “several people” have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak.

“The ADH is taking steps to address this outbreak,” the statement said. “We are collecting biological specimens from patients that