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FOOD ILLNESS UPDATE: Camden Outbreak

The number of people made ill by the salmonella outbreak in Camden has risen to 287, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported:

– Fifty people have been hospitalized, no change from figures reported Friday.

– The agency has interviewed 511 people as part of its investigation.

– A phone bank set up to report illness symptoms has closed. Anyone with concerns about possible food-borne illness should call the DHEC Kershaw County Public Health Department. Those experiencing severe symptoms are urged to seek medical help.

– Results from tests to determine the source of salmonella at the restaurant won’t be final until Tuesday at the earliest.