Salmonella Outbreak: North Carolina Affected

At least 172 people in 18 states, including North Carolina, are victims of a Salmonella outbreak.

Officials say it may be linked to produce, possible lettuce or tomatoes, but have not narrowed it down to any product, chain, restaurant or supermarket. No one has died, but eleven people have been hospitalized because of the bacteria.

Additional information from NBC News:
The Centers for Disease Control first detected the salmonella outbreak through a computer system that Matches patterns of food-bourne illnesses. The Food and Drug administration will help trace the outbreak's origin. Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever and headaches. It is generally not fatal. The states where the outbreaks have occurred are Arkansas, Connecticut,
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Click here for a link the Centers for Disease Control and information on salmonella.