More Than 30 People Sickened After Dining at North Carolina Restaurant

June 23, 2015

The Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department are working with the North Carolina Division of Public Health to investigate a gastrointestinal illness outbreak among patrons of Tarheel Q Restaurant on Highway 64 in Lexington, NC.

As of Tuesday, June 23, the health departments have identified more than 30 individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with salmonellosis: diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. All apparently ate at Tarheel Q several days before becoming ill.

At least seven of these individuals have been hospitalized due to their illness, according to reports.

“We are still investigating to determine the…