The number of people in Camden reporting food poisoning due to salmonella symptoms has climbed to 204, as of 11:00am Wednesday. A total of 37 people have been hospitalized.
The DHEC has issued a statewide advisory due to cases being reported in Rock Hill and Charleston. They are asking anybody with food poisoning symptoms that ate at the Old South restaurant between Thursday and Sunday to get tested. Many of the people who showed symptoms ate at the Camden restaurant over the weekend.
The restaurant, believed to be the source of the outbreak, decided to shut down on Tuesday. Missy Reese with the Department of Health and Environmental Services says it was Old South’s call to close its doors, but loyal regulars still consider the place a safe place to eat.