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NEW HEADING 1
Salmonella reaches the Carolinas
May 2, 2012James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
Buncombe County Department of Health reports 37 cases of Salmonella Paratyphi B infection as of Monday.
They continue to test and reach people coming up with the symptoms of the salmonella infection.
According to 7 On Your Side, case interviews said that the disease transmitted is in one of three ways: people who have eaten tempeh (a soy product), people who have contact with others, or who have been ill with Salmonella Paratyphi B (person-to-person).
The health officials of Buncombe County are trying to find out the source of a salmonella outbreak that has made more than two dozen people sick.
The health officials say a person needs to always wash your hands before and after touching raw foods.
Some of the symptoms of salmonella are abdominal pain and cramping. The more severe form is associated with fevers and chills.
If a person has any of the symptoms, they need to find a doctor as soon as possible.
“No matter how hard you try sometimes, you just cannot prevent it,” Infectious Disease Doctor, John Schrank said.
Alexis Bridwell, a student at BFA, said, “Salmonella is a scary thing, and I hope I don’t get it.”