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Lexington restaurant shuts down amid investigation of salmonella outbreak


LEXINGTON, North Carolina — A Lexington restaurant has voluntarily closed until Monday during an investigation of a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at the business.

The Davidson County Health Department, the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the Davie County Health Department are investigating an outbreak of salmonella at the Tarheel Q on U.S. 64 West.

Multiple media outlets report that dozens of patrons have contacted the Davidson County Health Department about salmonella symptoms. County health director Monecia Thomas says people who ate at the restaurant between June 6 and 19 and have symptoms should call the department.

Thomas said the cause of the outbreak is unknown.

Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

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