Six Confirmed Cases of Salmonella Affecting Bean Day Patrons

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Athens-Limestone hospital has confirmed that six cases of salmonella have been reported from patrons that attended the Bean Day fundraiser lunch in Athens.

The Nursing Supervisor at Athens-Limestone Hospital confirmed to WHNT that six people, as of Monday morning, had confirmed cases of salmonella.  However, the hospital staff have seen dozens of people complaining of symptoms.

As of Monday evening, a handful of patients are waiting in the Athens-Limestone Hospital ER to be seen.

All of the patients ate food at the Bean Day event, a fundraiser, according to the nursing supervisor.  People concerned about their chances of getting Salmonella after eating at the event should drink lots of water.

The health department is looking into theses salmonella cases by conducting tests and sending the results to a state lab.  The health department has advised more than one person to go to the emergency room.