Greg Barnes of ABC New 11, Cumberland County Health Director Buck Wilson says potentially close to 100 people may have been exposed to salmonella at a Fayetteville hotel’s restaurants.
The number of cases of salmonella has risen to 18 including four people who are in the hospital.
All of them ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux since May 1.
The Holiday Inn Bordeaux has two restaurants, the All American Sports Bar and Grill and the Café Bordeaux. There is also a banquet kitchen.
Mae Freeman says she has never felt so sick in her life. Last Wednesday, she ate at the Holiday Inn hotel, and a day later she felt terrible.
“At first, I thought I was coming down with something because I had chills, and then I was running a high temperature, and then all of a sudden I had this severe case of diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps,” said Freeman.
Freeman says her doctor told her she had salmonella poisoning.
The health department is asking anyone who developed symptoms after eating at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux to call them at (910) 433-3638. For additional information, a salmonella hotline has been set up at (910) 433-3824.