The Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby is the focus of an investigation by state and county health officials searching for the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella.

The number of people sick from a church barbecue in Shelby is now close to 100.

The Health Department said 95 people have been affected, and most of them live in Rutherford County where 47 people are sick, and 44 live in Cleveland County.

The four other sick people live in other counties.