Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Over: 1 Death, 280 Illnesses

July 29, 2015

As of July 8, the Salmonella outbreak connected with the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, NC has been designated as over with at least 280 people sickened, according to a July 28 count. One person died.

The designation was announced after two incubation periods (six days for most Salmonella cases) had passed without new illnesses since the restaurant reopened. Local health departments will no longer accept additional reports of illness.

The 280 cases were distributed across 21 North Carolina counties and 6 states. Of the North Carolina cases 77 percent were residents of Davidson County and Davie County.

Laboratory testing indicated that the…