As of Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. there are 44 individuals with signs and symptoms consistent with Salmonella infection; 36 from North Carolina and eight out of state. Five people have been hospitalized.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health continues to investigate the outbreak of Salmonella infection reported this week at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux, 1707 Owen Drive.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the Health Department and the North Carolina Division of Public Health continue to ask individuals who consumed food or beverages at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux since May 1and then developed symptoms within three days of that visit to call the county Health Department at 910-433-3638.

Individuals in other North Carolina counties should contact their local public health departments.

The Holiday Inn Bordeaux serves food at two restaurants, the All American Sports Bar and Grill and the Café Bordeaux, and from their banquet kitchen.

The Health Department has also set up a “Salmonella Hotline” at 910-433-3824.

Cape Fear Valley Health System has a Care Link health education line staffed by registered nurses. Call at 615-LINK (5465) with questions about Salmonella infection.