The Buncombe County Department of Health is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B infection in Buncombe County.
As of Friday morning, 29 possible cases have been identified and the source of contamination has not yet been confirmed.
And officials say it’s only going to get worse.
All cases appear to have been associated with residence or travel to Buncombe County since February 28, 2012. Any reports of possible additional cases are immediately placed under investigation to verify whether the case may be linked to this outbreak.
Health department officials say there are also two confirmed cases in South Carolina, one being in Spartanburg County, related to the outbreak.